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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 quality samples.

The site is home to an array of wildlife including hares and foxes.


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This page was last reviewed 18 October 2012 at 16:21.
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