Mass. towns putting solar panels on old landfills

Feb 21, 2011 Full story: WSHM - News - News Now 37

For decades, Canton residents hauled their trash to the local landfill. Then, 25 years ago, it was capped, covered with a lining and buried under a layer of soil and grass.

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#21 May 4, 2011
What wrote:
<quoted text>I'm sure it hides all your hopes and dreams and soaks up all your tears. Get a life !!
You're obviously very uninformed about closed dumpsites (landfills). If you'd like more information, contact People Investigating Toxic Sites.
slaker

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#22 May 4, 2011
Talk about uninformed ??? They don't clean up landfills. They just cover them up. We have them here and none have ever been cleaned up in all these years and never will be.

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#23 May 5, 2011
slaker wrote:
Talk about uninformed ??? They don't clean up landfills. They just cover them up. We have them here and none have ever been cleaned up in all these years and never will be.
Has anything been built on top of the old landfills? Does your drinking water come from groundwater?
slaker

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#24 May 5, 2011
No, they don't build on landfills where garbage was dumped for years. The land is not stable . I have read where some owners have extracted methane from old landfills . Our water comes from a river. River water is is just a polluted . A solar array would be a good use for such land since it's not really useful for anything else.

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#25 May 6, 2011
Most closed dumpsites than operated before the late 1970s contain carcinogenic chemicals. So chemical gases are being extracted from many old dumpsites along with the methane. I still feel that putting solar panels on landfills is a way of diverting attention from the much larger problems that have been caused by chemicals in landfills - such as contamination of the drinking water and serious illnesses, including cancer.
Dutch

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#26 May 9, 2011
I'll go for solar panels.....at least use it for something.

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#27 May 15, 2011
Solar panels will give a false impression that this dumpsite is "green" and distract from the importance of cleaning up toxic waste beneath the ground. Carcinogens will remain in the soil, contaminating the groundwater.
OOHH

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#28 May 16, 2011
Don't care..

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#29 May 16, 2011
OOHH wrote:
Don't care..
Unfortunately, there are too many people that think as you do...the world is in serious trouble.
ACME INC_

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#30 May 18, 2011
Good use for old landfills.....more landfills could be used this way and be productive.

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#31 May 18, 2011
It's not productive if the landfill is not cleaned up. The solar panels will not prevent cancer-causing chemicals from contaminating the groundwater and migrating through the soil. Solar panels will also help incapsulate highly explosive, highly flammable landfill gases, causing a dangerous situation for anyone working or living nearby.
AMY___

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#32 May 18, 2011
Landfills are garbage . Not meant to be cleaned up. New landfills go in all the time. If it were a toxic waste dump...maybe. Not garbage. They were put there for a reason. Go and try to clean up a few.LOL

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#33 May 18, 2011
Most landfills contain cancer-causing chemicals. The biggest benefactor of this solar installation is government. With so many people believing this "green" solar-scam, money won't have to be spent cleaning up the old dumpsite. It's very disheartening how many people don't want to look at this environment crisis...I guess ignorance is bliss.
24ktgold

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#34 May 19, 2011
That's obvious by your posts.....
handyman

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#35 May 19, 2011
PITSfounder wrote:
Most landfills contain cancer-causing chemicals. The biggest benefactor of this solar installation is government. With so many people believing this "green" solar-scam, money won't have to be spent cleaning up the old dumpsite. It's very disheartening how many people don't want to look at this environment crisis...I guess ignorance is bliss.
There's always going to be land fills as long as there is garbage. Where would you rather us put it ?? If you don't like it.....to bad.

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#36 May 20, 2011
If anyone wants information on dangers of old dumpsites, please contact People Investigating Toxic Sites. I will not respond to any more ignorant comments
BigAl

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#37 May 20, 2011
PITSfounder wrote:
If anyone wants information on dangers of old dumpsites, please contact People Investigating Toxic Sites. I will not respond to any more ignorant comments
GOOD !!!!

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