The project is being undertaken because of the close proximity to a number of homes.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Editor’s Note: The following announcement comes from the City of Hopkins. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has undertaken a project to move and compact the waste in the Hopkins Landfill due to the potential of methane gas migration and the close proximity of a large number of homes. Veit Construction has completed about one third of the waste relocation on the site — about 150,000 Cubic Yards. While there have been some dust, odor and litter issues since the project started, the contractor is working to minimize these. The MPCA realized that that there was no way to completely avoid odor problems which is why the project was scheduled for the fall and winter. The contractor has a lot of equipment on-site and still expects …
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will host a public information meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 to discuss its plan to upgrading the cover and gas-extraction system at the Hopkins Landfill.
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is spreading the word about a landfill project scheduled to start late this summer. The agency will host a public information meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 in City Hall's Council Chambers. The MPCA will discuss its plan to upgrad the cover and gas-extraction system at the Hopkins Landfill, located at 1414 Seventh St. S. Construction is expected to begin in late summer 2012 and be completed by the following summer. The Hopkins Landfill's cover system does not meet today’s standards, and the active gas-extraction system, which was installed in 1996, will be improved to better control the landfill’s methane gas. Because of the methane gas and the proximity of a large number of homes, the Hopkins Landfill …