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Janesville landfill odor prompt city action

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Stan Stricker
September 10, 2009

The number of complaints about odor at Janesville's landfill appear to be on the rise.


City Operations Director John Whitcomb says the odors are caused by day to day dumping of garbage, and the gas from decomposition. Part of the reason for the increased odor is the part of the land fill in use is about five years old, and decomposition is well along. The city is planning to invest more than $100,000 in a piping system to collect the methane gas.


This gas is actually used to generate electricity.



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