Sanitary Landfill has received its air permit from the Ohio EPA to increase
odor neutralizer use at its Colerain Township site. However, a new pilot study indicates an
alternative odor minimizer may offer options.
newly issued permit allows Rumpke to utilize more of the odor neutralizer, our
Company has continued to research additional options for odor minimization,"
explains Amanda Pratt, director of communications at Rumpke. "During the last month, we have piloted a
liner designed to reduce odor impacts. We have installed 10 acres of the liner
over sections of the reaction area. Early results indicate success. We are
observing a reduction in odors and just recently we have been able to slightly
reduce use of the odor neutralizer."
using environmentally safe odor neutralizer in 1998 to minimize the impact of
odors. The odor neutralizer is made from plants and fruits.
gallon of odor neutralizer used it is mixed with approximately 1,000 gallons of
water. With the new permit, Rumpke can use up 2,741 gallons of odor neutralizer
mixed with more than 2.7 million gallons of water monthly.
neutralizer is distributed via 200 plus spray nozzles attached to more than
6,100 feet of hose, 20 industrial fans and mobile spray dispensers.
neutralizers are common in the waste industry. The deodorizer poses no health
risks as it is made from non-toxic substances-essential oils from plants,
mainly fruits and vegetables, the same essential oils used to make household
deodorizers, cooking oils and flavor enhancers.
the site is monitored by Hamilton County General Health District, Southwest
Ohio Air Quality Agency, Ohio EPA and US EPA, all records are public. Rumpke
continues to meet or exceed Air Quality Standards.
originally requested an increase in odor neutralizer use in part to
eliminate odors resulting from a reaction occurring in a small area of the
landfill. The reaction is occurring 100 feet below the surface of the landfill.
It is not a fire and poses no health risks. Since the reaction began, Rumpke's
team has worked with environmental experts to determine the best steps to
manage it and its effects, one of which includes increased odors.
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