Bowling Green Moving to Control Landfill Leak in Butler County

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Bowling Green is working to impose a plan to control a leachate leak at a closed landfill the city owns in Butler County.

City Environmental Manager Matt Powell told the media that the first phase of the plan to reign in the contaminated water is being finalized.

The Butler County landfill is a remnant of when the city operated its own trash collection service. It ceased operation in 1992. The landfill was shut down because it was reaching capacity and because new, stricter regulations were coming into effect at that time.

The initial steps include installing a synthetic cap over about 11 acres of the facility and putting in above-ground tanks to hold contaminated water pumped from underground storage facilities.

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