The fluid that collects beneath landfills, referred to as leachate, could soon be sprayed into the air, thanks to House Bill 576 sponsored by Rep. Jimmy Dixon.
The aerosolization of leachate, or “garbage juice in a snow blower”, is an unproven and untested technology.
Since the bill’s introduction, an amendment has been added to bar landfills accepting coal ash from using this “technology,” which brings up an obvious question: Why wasn’t this ban in the bill in the first place?
Is it possible that it wasn’t in the original bill because Duke Energy is interested in using the technology at landfills as they excavate their coal ash ponds?
Duke Energy did just receive a permit allowing the construction of a landfill with a system for collecting leachate.
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