The British Columbia (B.C.) government has granted an environmental assessment (EA) certificate for the Cache Creek Landfill Extension Project.
Belkorp Environmental Services Ltd. and the Village of Cache Creek have proposed the $100-million landfill expansion, which would add 42 hectares and 12.6 million tonnes of disposal capacity to Cache Creek landfill.
It would also add 17 to 25 years to the site, which has been operating since 1989. The project would use much of the current infrastructure, such as scales, roads and buildings.
The EA certificate outlined several commitments that the proponents must meet throughout the project, some of which include:
· using a double composite liner and leak detection system that exceeds regulatory requirements
· expanding the groundwater monitoring program and adding a water quality monitoring program for the Bonaparte River increasing the efficiency of the landfill gas collection system and exploring the conversion of captured landfill gas into liquefied natural gas for tractor-trailers.
The province expects that the landfill will provide more than $1 million in royalties each year to local communities, as well as $2 million annually in provincial taxes.
This news item first appeared in our affiliate news service www.EcoLog.com (EcoLog, 1/15/2010 12:20:00 PM)