03/19/14 - 12:44am
Leachate. A liquid that forms when rain or snow comes in contact with waste and, if it isn’t collected and disposed of, can seep into the environment.
While the Kenai Peninsula Borough Solid Waste Management team at the Central Peninsula Landfill, or CPL, has had a leachate program in place for nearly 10 years, this week it finished assembling a leachate thermal evaporation unit which will turn the liquid into water vapor.
Robin Davis, project manager, said CPL expects to conduct a preliminary start of the unit Wednesday and a water vapor plume may be visible.