HC Deb 12 December 1990 vol 182 c437W
32. Mr. Trimble

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what steps can be taken to reduce or eliminate any hazard resulting from the escape of methane gas from domestic rubbish dumps.

Mr. Trippier

A number of technical solutions are available to reduce or eliminate the hazard resulting from the escape of landfill gas, which contains methane, from landfill sites containing domestic waste. Guidance on these measures is given in the Department's waste management paper No. 27—"Control of Landfill Gas".

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