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Work has begun to expand methane collection, containment and monitoring after the potentially explosive gas was found seeping from a closed landfill in western Michigan.

The Grand Rapids Press reports that work started last month to collect the gas leaking from decomposing waste underneath the soil at Kentwood Landfill near Grand Rapids.

Crews worked to drill a 94-foot-deep (28.6-meter-deep) hole into the soil, sediment and mostly decomposed garbage Sept. 5. The holes are designed to draw methane from deep and shallow underground areas of the old landfill.

All About Kent

Aug 2, 2017
Kent County

All About Kent, every month putting the spotlight on the Kent County Government. Today, Lisa LaPlante and Commissioner Emily Brieve discuss the Lead Task Force. / Kent County

Crews in West Michigan worked today to remove downed trees and power lines that were blocking some roadways following severe thunderstorms.   Kent County Emergency Management says thousands of homes and businesses lost power in the county following the storms.  All told, over 100-thousand are without power in West Michigan. It could be Sunday before all power is restored.  Winds were reported to be at least 60 miles per hour in Kent County.

Kent and Ottawa Counties are urging safety for those who are without power and may be wondering how long their refrigerated food will last.

All About Kent

Jul 5, 2017 / Kent County

All About Kent with guests from the Kent County government. Our guests today are interim Admin/Controller Wayman Britt and Community Liasion Lisa LaPlante.

A county youth fair in Michigan has announced the purchase of new fairgrounds. A news release from the Kent County Youth Agricultural Association on Monday announces its purchase of the 140-acre Deer Run Golf Club in Lowell. The association is the sponsoring organization of the Kent County Youth Fair. The new property is expected to be converted into fairgrounds, a meeting center and campground for community events and private parties. 

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May 3, 2017 / Kent County

All About Kent, sharing the happenings of Kent County Government. Today, Assistant County Administrator Wayman Britt joins us.

The Kent County Medical Society Alliance presents a panel discussion this week, “Opioid Awareness for Parents.” We talk to the President of KCMSA, Alexis Boyden.

Kent County dispatch is offering a new, free service allowing residents to create personal and household profiles. Its information first responders say is crucial in an emergency situation. The Kent County Dispatch Authority explains how Smart911 improves response time and saves lives. Information is power.

All About Kent

Apr 5, 2017 / Kent County

All About Kent, a monthly conversation with guests from the Kent County government. Today we welcome Emergency Management Coordinator Jack Stewart and Lisa LaPlante.