Odour complaint landfill allowed to add soil treatment facility

The Environment Agency (EA) has amended permit conditions for the Maw Green landfill site in Cheshire to allow the operation of biopiles for the treatment of contaminated soil.

The facility, operated by a division of FCC Environment, would be set up on an existing concrete concrete pad, formerly used for composting and allowed to accept a wide range of hazardous and non-hazardous materials, according to a permit variation issued yesterday. It would accept up to 50,000 tonnes per year, with up to 38,000 tonnes present at any one time. Treatment would generally last between eight and 16 weeks, or six months at maximum.

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