A landfill in US reached a $2M settlement in a lawsuit about odours

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tullytown landfill   Tullytown is located in Burlington County in the U.S. state of New Jersey. There, the corporation Waste Management, Inc, (WM) runs the Tullytown landfill since the eighties. This is one of the 293 active landfill disposal sites that this company manages, but this one is special because this landfill receives several odour complaints from the community. The odour annoyance was so noticeable that the Waste Management had to agree to pay $2 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of residents on both sides of the Delaware River who claimed that noxious odours lowered property values and affected their quality of life.

  The Houston based corporation Waste Management, Inc (WM) was founded in 1971 and runs 293 active landfill disposal sites. Not many companies in the world run this number of landfills. One of their plants is located in Tullytown, New Jersey and the residents around this area have long drawn complaints about the smell of this Landfill.

The final draft of the BREF for the Intensive Rearing of Poultry or Pigs (IRPP) has been published.

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Sevilla Process m   The final draft of the BREF for the Intensive Rearing of Poultry or Pigs (IRPP) has been issued on the 14/08/2015. The Deadline to receive Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) Article 13 Forum comments ends in just two weeks, the 5th of October 2015. This document is about to reach the end of the Sevilla process. 

   The Sevilla Process is a name given to the drafting of "Best Available Techniques" (BAT) Reference Documents (BREF) according to Article 16 (2) of the IPPC Directive.

Regulatory process of offensive odors in Colombia

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sesion01 cabeza01   Offensive odor issues has been constantly increasing in Colombia. Main source activities have been related to the agricultural and service sectors. The Colombian legislation has recognized offensive odors as a contaminant since 1979. However a more specific regulatory instrument was not carried out until 2006.

M.Cabeza, M.Gaitán

Ministerio de Ambiente y Desarrollo Sostenible – Dirección de Asuntos Ambientales Sectorial y Urbana - Colombia

 

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