Landfill gas flare

Landfill gas flare

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Credit: CORDELIA MOLLOY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Landfill gas flare. Gas being burnt off at a landfill site. Landfill gas (LFG), is a potentially hazardous gas composed predominately of methane and carbon dioxide. It is produced during the breakdown of biodegradable waste. The vents allow the gas to escape from beneath the ground. Photographed in Talacre, North Wales, UK.

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