When the landfill is closed (no longer accepting waste), who is responsible for ensuring it does not pollute our air and water?
Who will manage the ongoing maintenance operations of the landfill once the facility is no longer receiving waste? Will the millions of gallons of leachate be treated carefully? Will the slopes of the landfill erode with the extreme weather, causing a great deal of leachate to run down the sides and into the ground? We are researching the details to determine the post-closure plan, and the custodial care requirements.
(NOTE: links to closure and post-closure plans I recently found, also articles on Landfill liability, etc. Dare we include the info from Forest Lake’s findings – annual report, etc?)
(Header photo by Jeff Gerade, 2018)