[GRRN] Landfill Failures

Cloutier, Chris (chris.cloutier@moea.state.mn.us)
Fri, 19 Nov 1999 16:52:10 -0600

All landfills fail, or so goes the conventional wisdom.

My office has received a request from a legislator that says, "Some people now say landfills have progressed to the point they are safe, and we shouldn't spend the extra money pretreating waste."

I am looking for factual, scientific, non-rhetorical information on subtitle D landfill failure rates, air and water emissions, long-term mitigation issues and other information that might help prove the claim I make above.

Any and all suggestions appreciated.