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Tom Harris Jun 18, 11:38 p.m.
Trudy Wade is clearly an existential threat to the state of North Carolina. What's up with Guilford County?
Stacie Hagwood Jun 17, 12:39 p.m.
Common sense will tell you this is a very dangerous idea. But then common sense isn't as common as it used it be, is it? But we all know this isn't a lack of common sense but a complete disregard for the health of people and the environment in which they live.
Norman Lewis Jun 17, 12:25 p.m.
I'm trying to imagine the smell downwind on a breezy day. Any smell would mean the "contaminants" are not all separated out of the spray. How naive do the landfill operators think we are? That process will stink terribly and be potentially poisonous to the public nearby, and they know it.
Betsey Duggins Jun 16, 12:48 p.m.
No, no, NO! Not safe and absolutely hazardous! Please Cooper, stop their insanity. Research the landfill leachate with DWR and you will understand. Much hidden in data and VERY CONCENTRATED WASTE! STOP the hidden agendas of people destroying our great state.
Ron Myers Jun 16, 12:42 a.m.
Untreated leachate from non hazardous landfills contain many organic and inorganic chemicals, metals. There are restrictions for discharging this liquid into streams because of the contaminants in MSW leachate. The aerosolizing this untreated leachate will result in releasing these contaminants into the atmosphere where it would be available for inhalation by nearby residents and visitors. It is unclear what basis the DEQ concluded that there would not be a significant air contaminants generated. The statement that the components of the water will fall back to the ground is incorrect. The components of the leachate will be carried with the small water droplets where the water will evaporate leaving a particulate which will be carried for many miles downwind to be inhaled by nearby residents. As a minimum, the leachate should be treated to remove these contaminants to the same level as required for discharge into streams prior to being aerosolized.
Jim Frei Jun 15, 7:28 p.m.
Let's spray garbage juice upwind of Trudy's house and see how she likes it.
Published: 2007-10-05 09:38:00
Updated: 2015-01-14 14:37:58