August 7, 2003 at 9:36 a.m.
Methane gas detected at the landfill, is going to be burned-off. An active gas extraction installation will withdraw gas from the site and burn it off in an enclosed flare.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency assumes responsibility for long term care and maintenance of this landfill, including groundwater monitoring and landfill gas.
Pine Lane Landfill was permitted in 1972. It accepted household waste and demo waste until 1986, when it was placed on the SuperFund Permanent List of Priorities because of groundwater concerns. Pine Lane was placed on the Minnesota closed landfill program in 2002.
Ames Construction Inc. won the bid for work that’s been underway much of the summer at the landfill, on County Road 84, east of Wyoming.