Monsanto constructed a new hazardous waste landfill to meet the Minimum Technology Requirements (MTR) in the RCRA regulations. Plans are to normally construct and operate one cell at a time. Average life of a cell is expected to be 1 1/2 to 2 years.
Monsanto designed and built a metal structure and roof over the open cell. This structure will be moved to other cells as the original one is closed and new ones opened.
This project prevented the generation of hazardous waste. While the amount prevented will vary with yearly rainfall, on the average we estimate that approximately 4000 tons of hazardous waste generation will be prevented every year.
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Since we have facilities on site to treat/dispose of the contaminated stormwater, the incremental cost is relatively low. Additionally, the cost of moving the structure from cell to cell is relatively high. However, a 10-12 year payback is expected.
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