From Randy Burns - Sumter Item July 22, 2009, comes news that the stench from 'The Mountain' may be under control.
According to Randy's article " A new 5-megawatt turbine generator installed by Santee Cooper at the Lee County Landfill..." is "...helping Lee County residents and visitors by capturing additional methane gas which has been escaping into the atmosphere, contributing to the foul odor."
Also in Randy's article was a statement attributed to Jamey Amick, an executive with Republic Services, owner of the landfill, "DHEC had an inspection at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, and we scored a 1 in all areas," he said. "And that's the best you can do. It indicated that odor was not an issue at the landfill on that day."
We feel sure that the local residents will be doing their own 'inspections' every minute, every day and that they don't need no 'Stink Meter' to tell them that 'something is in the air' should that be the case. Time will tell.
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