Fayetteville landfill fined for emissions
Posted April 26, 2007 6:38 p.m. EDT
Updated April 30, 2008 6:55 p.m. EDT
Fayetteville, N.C. — Cumberland County must pay more than $71,000 for not controlling gas from rotting garbage.
State inspectors smelled gases around the landfill earlier this month. Most of the gases are methane and carbon dioxide, but some are foul-smelling sulfides.
Inspectors said the underground pipes that collect the gases must be upgraded.
The find is one of the largest imposed against a county landfill, state officials said.