waste management Gas_Extraction_Well

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waste management Gas_Extraction_Well

  1. 1. Typical Landfill Gas Extraction Well Control Valve To LFG Energy Landfill Cap System Recovery or Disposal Cover Facility Vegetation Top Soil Protective Cover Soil Compacted Clay e Geomembran Daily or Intermediate Cover Seal Waste Compacted Soil or Clay Gravel Cap Waste (Not to scale) Gas extraction wells are used to collect gas that is generated as the waste decomposes. The gas is used to produce energy or is sent to a landfill gas disposal facility. www.wm.com ©2003, Waste Management From everyday collection to environmental protection, Think Green. Think Waste Management. SM

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