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Landfill gas migration to Rundle Park Golf Course Clubhouse, Edmonton

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Description

A subsurface investigation at a reclaimed sanitary landfill in Edmonton (Beverly) has revealed that combustible gases entering a golf course structure are generated from decomposing garbage in the old landfill. Gases containing methane up to a maximum of 83% by volume are present in the subsurface adjacent to the structure. A ventilation system beneath the building maintains the methane concentration at less than 50% of the lower explosive limit (2.5 volume percent). The atmosphere beneath the structure is monitored continuously for combustible gases; an automatic alarm system will be activated should methane concentration exceed 50% of the explosive rate. Based on the results of this investigation, it is apparent that a large reservoir of combustible gas is present within the reclaimed landfill site. It is probable that the methane monitoring/warning system, and the ventilation system must remain operative for a period in the order of 50 years or more.

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Landfill Methane Remediation Rundle Park Golf Course

Title and publication information

Type
Report
Extent

34 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Environment (1971-1992,1999-2011)

Contributor

C. E. Moell

Contributor

L. J. McCracken

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Resource Dates

Date Created

1979-06-01

Date Added

2015-07-20T16:37:52.182580

Date Modified

1979-06-01

Date Issued

1979-06-01

Date Archived

2015-06-01

Audience information

Identifiers

NEOS catalogue key

1548309

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Contact

Contact Name

Environment and Sustainable Resource Development