Alleghany County Landfill Environmental Monitoring Program

Routine Landfill Monitoring Ensures Public Health and Safety

LaBella was selected by the Alleghany County Department of Public Works (DPW) to administer and perform the environmental monitoring program at the Alleghany County Landfill. The environmental monitoring system at this active municipal solid waste landfill consists of over 35 sample locations from which groundwater, surface water, leachate, and soil gas samples are monitored on a quarterly basis. LaBella is responsible for the field sampling program’ the management of the corresponding analytical laboratory and data validation programs; and the review, evaluation, and reporting of quarterly environmental monitoring data for the landfill. This includes the management of a historical database that contains over 15 years of data from the facility.

The quarterly field sampling program conducted at the landfill is performed by qualified LaBella field scientists and technicians in accordance with 6 NYCRR (New York Codes, Rules and Regulations) Part 360 regulations and the facility’s NYSDEC-approved Environmental Monitoring Plan and Sampling and Analysis Plan. The samples are chemically analyzed at an appropriately certified analytical laboratory under subcontract to LaBella. The resulting data undergo third party validation, are evaluated with respect to prescribed trigger levels and water quality standards, and are imported into the facility’s historical database. Quarterly and annual reports are prepared by LaBella for submittal to the NYSDEC.