Relief From Manchester Landfill Odor On the Way

Residents said the gasses at a nearby landfill in Manchester are overwhelming.

"It will make you want to stay in your house," Barry Dubofsky, of Manchester, said.

But for Dubofsky’s nose, relief could come soon.

The environmental services manager Brooks Parker said the landfill is replacing gas collection system, which was installed in the early 2000s. 

"We didn't really add to it so in lieu of that were just replacing the whole system now it's reached the end of its useful life," Parker said.

The landfill will get 42 new wells along with piping and the system will capture the odors through a vacuum that send them to a flare to be combusted at 1,400 degrees Fahrenheit.

For Dubofsky the upgrade is just more than an improvement in technology, it's an upgrade on his quality of life.

Parker said when the upgrade is complete, 90 to 95 percent of the landfill gas will be captured and destroyed.

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