Lackawanna Landfill Will Accept More Drilling Waste
Earlier today we told you about how much natural gas drilling waste goes into deep injection wells. Landfills still take in a large amount of brine, cuttings and other waste, too. In fact, a Lackawanna County landfill has just received state approval to increase the amount of drilling waste it accepts.
More from the Tribune-Review:
Keystone Sanitary Landfill can begin accepting 50 percent more waste daily after state regulators approved the volume increase on Tuesday.
The landfill in Dunmore and Throop applied last May to increase its maximum daily disposal capacity from 5,000 to 7,500 tons and its average daily intake from 4,750 to 7,250 tons, largely to dispose of more rock waste from Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling.
The approval will shorten the life of the active landfill site by five years and alter the composition of the waste stream, but it does not change the footprint of the site or the total capacity of the landfill.