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Tall flame at Vernon landfill just standard procedure

Entrance to Vernon Landfill.
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April 10, 2015 - 1:04 PM

VERNON - You might notice a tall flame coming from the Vernon landfill as you drive by, but rest assured, it’s just routine gas flaring. 

The Regional District of North Okanagan recently constructed a new landfill gas management system at the dump on Birnie Road. In accordance with the B.C. Landfill Gas Management Regulation, the regional district is required to collect and destroy, or utilize the gas, in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

“Those visiting the site or passing by along Highway 97 may notice a tall flame near the operations building at the (landfill),” manager regional engineering services Nicole Kohnert says in a media release.

The gas extraction system and flame will not have any impact on customers using the site or residents in the surrounding area, according to the release.

The district will continue monitoring the landfill gas management system and report carbon emission reductions annually to the Ministry of Environment.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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