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Manchester, Conn., Landfill Replacing Gas Collection System

Nearby residents are hoping the change will improve the odors.

A landfill in Manchester, Conn., is replacing its gas collection system, installing 42 new wells as well as new piping. The new system will capture odors and burn them in a flare at 1,400 degrees Fahrenheit.

The old gas collection system was installed in the early 2000s, and since then, odors have been an issue for nearby residents. The new system is expected to capture 90 to 95 percent of gas emitted from the landfill.

NBC Connecticut has more information:

Residents said the gasses at a nearby landfill in Manchester are overwhelming.

"It will make you want to stay in your house," Barry Dubofsky, of Manchester, said.

But for Dubofsky’s nose, relief could come soon.

The environmental services manager Brooks Parker said the landfill is replacing gas collection system, which was installed in the early 2000s. 

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