It looks like the capping on the MLR side is nearing completion. Unless this is a temporary measure to control the fire, this marks the end of a long and dark chapter, but alas not the end of the ward’s relationship with waste.
“Capping is fundamental to the control of landfill gas emissions and odour as well as to the minimisation of infiltration of rainwater into the waste mass. The absence of capping or presence of poor-quality capping can lead to increased production of leachate, inefficient landfill gas collection, landfill fires, odour nuisance, erosion, instability and difficulty in accessing areas of the site. For that reason, Landfill Authorisations require progressive capping of the landfill.”