Pasco County, FL. Incinerator Dealing With Leachate Floods

Date: July 3, 2003

Source: News Room

The Pasco County, Fla., incinerator, flooded with rains, has collected more than a million gallons of toxic rainwater, all contaminated with metal-laden ash from the incinerator, at a bad time-when the county's leachate treatment plant is shut down for annual maintenance. The leachate has been piling up so quickly that officials have been shipping leachate to Tampa to keep the storage tank from overflowing. The 33-foot-deep tank holds up to 2-million gallons of leachate. The tank had been emptied for inspection just before the heavy rains started in mid-June.

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