Hoo Quarry Closed Landfill Site
Hoo Road, Hoobrook, Kidderminster.
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Hoo quarry is an old landfill that was filled between 1974 –
1980 with general domestic waste and residue from the old Hoobrook
incinerator. It was originally quarried for the sand and gravel
deposits. The site is a dilute and disperse site.
It has an area of 1.26 hectares and was filled with 44
100m3 of waste. The maximum depth of the waste is around
8.5 metres. It was restored using a mixed subsoil
between 1 and 2 metres in depth.
The site has 6 'external' boreholes, outside of the landfill and
2 'internal' monitoring wells in the landfilled area.
Gas levels on the perimeter of the site are consistently
low. There is an insufficient volume of liquid in the
monitors to allow collection of either groundwater or leachate
The site is home to an array of wildlife including hares and
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This page was last reviewed 18 October 2012 at 16:21.
The page is next due for review 16 April 2014.