Broadrock http://ripr.org en No One Hurt in Explosion and Fire Near the Central Landfill in Johnston http://ripr.org/post/no-one-hurt-explosion-and-fire-near-central-landfill-johnston <p>The mayor of Johnston said the town was extremely lucky no one was hurt during an explosion and fire near a power plant at the Central Landfill Tuesday morning. The town has padlocked the plant for safety reasons.</p><p></p><p>The fire and explosion were reported at a generator that’s used to convert landfill gases into electricity. It’s operated by Broadrock Renewables – the same company that had a newer power station shut down last week due to concerns about odors. Johnston Mayor Joseph Polisena said it appears to have been a sizeable blast.</p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 12:16:07 +0000 Flo Jonic 18560 at http://ripr.org No One Hurt in Explosion and Fire Near the Central Landfill in Johnston Odor Prompts Johnston to Shut Down Energy Company at Central Landfill http://ripr.org/post/odor-prompts-johnston-shut-down-energy-company-central-landfill <p>The town of Johnston has taken the unusual step of shutting down the company charged with drawing off gases from the state’s Central Landfill.&nbsp; The reason is that persistent rotten egg smell&nbsp;that’s dogged the town for years.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 18:41:23 +0000 Flo Jonic 18131 at http://ripr.org Odor Prompts Johnston to Shut Down Energy Company at Central Landfill