Thursday, May 27, 2010

Macarthur tip stink spurs $1m fix

MORE than $1million will be spent in the next three months to reduce odour emissions at the Macarthur Resource Recovery Park in Narellan.
WSN Environmental Solutions will work to reduce odour emissions by improving gas extraction from the landfill area.

Last month the Camden Advertiser reported that residents in Narellan Vale, Mount Annan and Narellan had noticed the smell from the park had increased in the past nine months.

A WSN spokeswoman said the company regretted that the odour performance had not met community expectations and action was being taken to urgently fix the problem.

``The project involves installing 20 additional gas wells on the landfill area and will reduce odours emanating from the site by enabling the existing system to capture significantly more gas emitted from the landfilled material,'' she said.

``Work commenced on May 24 and will continue for approximately six weeks. While every preventative effort will be made, there is potential for odour to be generated during the work.''

WSN Environmental Solutions' CEO Ken Kanofski thanked locals for their patience while the work was under way.

``We are confident that the increased gas capture will be a key component in reducing the impact of odour experienced recently,'' he said.

Other measures to control the odour include reduced operating hours, upgrades to the process water treatment, odour management systems in the mixed waste facility and an odour destruction fence which will soon be erected.

The odours will be closely monitored.

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