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L.A. Times: Local Landfills Hit by ‘Uncontrolled Chemical Reactions’

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Los Angeles County’s largest landfills, including Chiquita Canyon and Sunshine Canyon, are experiencing uncontrolled chemical reactions underground, resulting in high temperatures, equipment damage, and the release of noxious gases.

The Chiquita Canyon landfill has seen pressure build up, leading to the emergence of contaminated water on the surface.

CalRecycle described the situation as a “heating/smoldering” event that has expanded in all directions. (Trending: Democrat Excludes White People From Holiday Party In Controversial Email)

“The scorching temperatures within Chiquita Canyon Landfill have caused pressure to build inside the 639-acre facility and forced contaminated water to burst onto the surface,” wrote Tony Briscoe.

“Analyses by CalRecycle, the state agency that oversees solid waste and recycling facilities, described the situation as a “heating/ smoldering” event that has expanded in all directions since the summer. By November, the reaction area had grown by 30 to 35 acres, according to the agency,” he continued.

Sunshine Canyon, on the other hand, experienced heavy rainfall, creating an environment for bacterial breeding and the release of methane and hydrogen sulfide.

Officials reported that wet decomposing garbage created an ideal environment for the breeding of bacteria that release methane and smelly hydrogen sulfide.

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