In the State of New York, there are 25 landfills where all the waste generated is collected. The largest of them all by far is the High Acres landfill. This infrastructure manages more than one million tons of municipal waste per year and has a capacity of 41 million tons of waste. This landfill has been causing odor impact for over half-century.
The company Waste Management (WM) owns the High Acres Landfill. This facility, located in the towns of Perinton and Macedon, commenced its operations over 50 years ago. Perinton's residents have been suffering odor impacts from this mega-infrastructure planned over half a century ago. So this landfill is not doing well regarding odor impact management.
Finally, more than a year after the Council of Ministers for Sustainability pronounced favourably on the Final Draft, the Odour Emission Regulation for the Pig Sector in Chile is now published in the Chilean Official Journal, and therefore, as of today, there is a new legislation and odour limits for the pig sector in Chile.
The Odour Emission Regulation for the Pig Sector will be applicable for the whole Chilean territory, for the emitting sources defined as breeding, fattening and/or reproduction plants of pigs whose number is equal to or greater than 750 animals and whose weight is greater than 25 kilograms. This new regulation defines three sets of facilities. Those between 750 and 25,000 animals (small units), those between 25,000 and 50,000 (medium units), and those over 50,000 animals (large units). In addition, certain differences are also made between existing and new farms.
St. Croix Sensory is a well-known family business that operates in the USA and performs sensory testing of product, material and environmental air samples. This company has just agreed with the Canadian organization Pinchin Environmental to acquire all odour-related assets, including an olfactometric lab. The office will be located in the Toronto area, and it will be the first international acquisition from St. Croix Sensory and, thus, their first office outside the USA.
St. Croix Sensory was founded in 1993 as an independent, third-party odour laboratory providing accurate measurement of odour perception. St. Croix Sensory's influence on the environmental industry grew with the development of the AC'SCENT Laboratory Olfactometer in the 1990s and the Nasal Ranger® Field Olfactometer in the early 2000s, providing key advancements in odour measurement.
This 3rd edition of the Diploma in Management, Control and Evaluation of Atmospheric Odor Emissions is given by the Biotechnology Center of Curauma and the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso (Chile).
The previous two editions have been so successful that the initiative is taking place again this year. The Diploma in Odour Management will be offered on the modality of b-learning, so classes are structured as blended learning, entirely in Spanish.