NT2966 : Landfill, Melville

taken 13 years ago, near to Lasswade, Midlothian, Great Britain

Landfill, Melville
Landfill, Melville
Much of this square is a landfill tip. It's grassed over and used for agriculture now, but the methane produced in the tip is being burned off here. Carbon dioxide is produced, but although notorious, is a far weaker greenhouse agent than methane. More urgently, unlike methane, Carbon dioxide is not explosive. Houses have been built on landfill sites and then later destroyed by a methane build-up exploding.
Look for the blurred skyline due to the refraction in the hot gas plume above the burner.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 20 July, 2005   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 20 July, 2005
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 295 667 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:53.2954N 3:7.7225W
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