Oahu's Landfill Has Caught Fire

Date: April 13, 2005

Source: News Room

Oahu, Hawaii's Waimanalo Gulch Landfill in Nanakuli is burning from a fire deep underground, though health officials are not certain how large it is or whether it's done any damage. One possibility of fighting the fire could be to pour liquid carbon dioxide into the methane vents to potentially choke off the fire's supply of oxygen. The state has ordered operator Waste Management to build an earthen berm at the base of the landfill, since the company allegedly overfilled parts of the landfill and made it unstable.
More information: www.co.honolulu.hi.us.

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