November 17th, 2015 - New York, New York - GameChange Racking today announced that the Philly Inquirer on November 9th reported the installation of the largest Superfund landfill solar system ever deployed in the United States is nearing completion in New Jersey on the L&D Landfill. This 12.9MW system utilized the GameChange Pour-In-Place™ Ballasted Ground System.
L&D Landfill to become solar farm
Electricians Martin Cramer (left) and Vincent Albrecht ready solar panels for installation for PSE&G at the L&D Landfill solar farm in Burlington County. (TRACIE VAN AUKEN/ For The Inquirer)
Named one of the most toxic dumps in the nation three decades ago, the weed-choked L&D Landfill in South Jersey has long been idle, towering above a busy four-lane highway that connects strip malls with farmland.
But in recent months, the 200-acre former landfill in Burlington County has been a hub of activity as 150 workers install nearly 42,000 gleaming solar panels - carefully - a few feet above the clay cap that environmental agencies long ago ordered to protect the public from the hazardous chemicals buried below.
Once considered untouchable, L&D soon will host a solar farm that is expected to generate 12.9 megawatts of power and enough electricity for 2,000 households. In 1984, the landfill was placed on the federal Superfund list with 400 other contaminated sites and was tapped for priority cleanup and funding due to health concerns about garbage dumps.