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Natural Aquatic Life Treatment System Mini-Technical Seminar

  • 17 Sep 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority, 1610 Russell Road, Lebanon, PA 17046


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Keystone SWANA Mini-Tech

Natural Aquatic Life Treatment System Mini-Technical Seminar

September 17, 2020 @ 10:00 am

Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority
1610 Russell Road

Lebanon, PA 17046

The Greater Lebanon Refuse Authority has become a role model landfill because of its innovative natural wetland treatment system. Located on GLRA property is a series of 14 ponds that are used to treat leachate from an unlined area of the landfill. Vegetation around these ponds, cattails and water lilies, thrive on the nutrients in leachate and purify the water as it slowly flows through the pond system.

Eric Wiediger from Leachate Management Specialists (LMS) will introduce natural systems for handling leachate, including phyto technologies with plants and trees, enhanced evaporation utilizing wind and salt-loving microbes, and constructed wetlands.  Natural systems strategically take advantage of natural processes such as solar radiation, evaporation, evapotranspiration, wind, plants, and biological activity to treat and eliminate liquid waste.

LMS is an environmental consulting and engineering firm specializing in innovative, green solutions for leachate treatment and disposal.  They have collaborated with some of the largest solid waste companies and leading scientists, and their employees have worked on natural systems across North America, including national award-winning projects.  Eric Wiediger is a senior project manager for LMS with more than 15 years of experience in solid waste and environmental fields.  Prior to working with LMS, he spent 8 years with the PADEP Waste Program overseeing enforcement cases and inspecting solid waste facilities in the Philadelphia area.

Presentation followed by full walking tour of the Natural Aquatic Life Treatment System at GLRA. Networking lunch follows the tour. 

Social distancing guidelines will be followed. The presentation will be held in the maintenance garage with the doors open and participants will be provided with individual bagged lunches. Participants should wear masks during the indoor presentation. 

Members $15

Non-Members $25

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