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UPDATED: Equipment Failure to Increase Landfill Odor

A recent equipment failure is likely to increase odor blowing into Trenton from the Riverview Land Preserve.

Despite , an equipment failure at the is likely to increase odor blowing into Trenton.

There is no risk to residents' safety, according to the City of Trenton website.

Two generators used to burn off methane gas suffered catastrophic malfunctions Friday and are no longer functioning.

Trenton officials said it could take 30 days or more to fix or replace the necessary equipment.

Residents might notice an increase in methane gas odor, which is a byproduct of processing garbage at the landfill.

Wayne County officials have been notified and are monitoring the issue according to City Administrator Jim Wagner at a Trenton City Council study session Monday night.

In the mean time

Riverview Mayor Tim Durand told Trenton officials the landfill will be using temporary turbine engines to burn off excess methane gas at the study session.

"We'll have two turbines burning off the entire methane until we can get the (existing) turbines back in operation, which will probably be in about four to six months," Durand said.

Durand added Riverview wants to continue to be good neighbors to Trenton.

"The directive of the landfill is to not cause problems," Durand said.

Complaints should be directed to the Riverview Land Preserve at 734-281-4263.

Look for updates on this developing story on Trenton Patch.

Nate Stemen April 23, 2012 at 10:50 PM
The wind is gusting like crazy, right now. What do you think the odor will be like when the wind isn't whipping at 30mph?
gail April 24, 2012 at 12:24 AM
Yes. I was driving on King Rd. early Sunday morning around 5 AM heading to the airport. The odor was awful!
Carrie A April 24, 2012 at 01:32 AM
The odor on King is always bad... I notice it most from the Trenton sign to Westfield. (is the Trenton sign still there?!?)
Sonya Smith April 24, 2012 at 05:05 AM
I totally agree Cathy, equipment failure is not an option. What kind of business are they running? If they can not run their business properly, shut it down. So we are stuck with their failure for what, the next month. Unbelievable!
Nick Gerr June 02, 2012 at 02:34 PM
Cathy, you also get a place for your garbage. Trenton sends garbage to the Riverview Land Preserve, so if you think about it that smell is coming from You.

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