Comments on: A Second Chance for Homely Peaches (Part I) http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/11/a-second-chance-for-homely-peaches-part-i/ The EPA Blog Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:03:35 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Rebecca http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/11/a-second-chance-for-homely-peaches-part-i/#comment-24182 Thu, 02 May 2013 16:59:08 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=17139#comment-24182 Yes Wade,
but since food decomposes so rapidly compared to other solid waste landfill components, much of the methane is released into the atmosphere before the landfill is topped and the methane is captured.
Food for thought.

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By: wade http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/11/a-second-chance-for-homely-peaches-part-i/#comment-24181 Mon, 19 Nov 2012 16:56:23 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=17139#comment-24181 Before we put an ugly stamp on methane gas give consideration to the fact that the methane gas can be captured, and is being done as such, at many landfill sites and sold to commerical and industrial users for heating applications in place of natural gas. Also, many wastewater treatment plants use the methane to dry and condition biomass so as to be land applied, replacing/supplementing the use of fertilizer on pasture management.

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