30 million gallons of leachate (garbage juice) are processed by the Scranton Sewer Authority each year. A good size bath holds 50 gallons of water, so 30 million gallons is the equivalent of 600,000 baths. Despite that shocking amount and the fact that the landfill is among a group of only 14 customers of the authority that fall under a “national industrial pretreatment program” aimed at protecting water quality, the Keystone landfill was not among the sites visited by the EPA contractor as part of the audit.
How much of the leachate isn’t being factored because it has leaked into our groundwater over the past 12 years?
Times Tribune, Scranton, PA
January 17, 2015