View on top of waste mound. Note saturated waste (toxic and smelly!)
Contaminated ponds on top of waste mound with row of evaporative sprinklers. The waste mound should never be allowed to be saturated.
April 2015. Overhead GEMS. Leachate pond, P2 (lower) and P1 (right). Note polypipe lines going between ponds. Pumps are mobile. This is commonly observed in many photos and we believe that contaminated water was moved between ponds and up onto the top of the landfill. As no leachate was trucked off until very recently, this must also have been moved around. This amount of waste should have generated an estimated 100 million L of leachate.
April 2015. Overhead GEMS. Note several ponds on top of waste mound (left). At R is leachate pond (black), three stormwater ponds (P1, P2 and P3 see 9.) and Cell W, full of 20 million L of water.
24 Feb 2016. Silt laden water flowing down beside spillway in NE corner of P1. It originates from base of P3 and flows down a gully into Stringybark Creek. The MDA reported this to the EPA.
23 Feb 2016 Cell W holding 20 million L of contaminated water. Note evaporative sprinklers running on horizon on top of waste mound.
April 2016 Evaporative sprinklers on rim of waste mound