Cost of Methane Capture at Landfills could shut-down current programs

By Tom Johnson, New Jersey Spotlight.

Bill looks for affordable way to fund burning of recovered gas to produce electricity and eliminate lethal greenhouse emissions

With hundreds of old garbage dumps in New Jersey, some of them are seeking to capture methane, a lethal source of greenhouse gas pollution leaking from the landfills and contributing to global climate change.

That effort could be jeopardized, according to some, who say at least five county landfills might have to shut down their operations because they can no longer afford to meet strict air pollution standards set by the state to burn the methane to produce electricity.

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