EREF to Hold Two Co-Located Educational Events Related to Landfill Management

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Raleigh, NC (July 22, 2021) – The Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) will hold two educational events related to landfill management in Columbus, OH on August 31 and September 1.

The first of the two events is an Electrical Leak Location (ELL) Workshop, which is hosted in collaboration with the Ohio Chapter of the National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) as well as strategic partner, the Ohio EPA.

ELL is considered to be a highly accurate method to detect leaks. This relatively new technique runs an electrical current through the geomembrane liner using electrodes in the soil or water covering of the liner. Because the geomembrane liners do not conduct electricity when an electrical current is sent through the liner, the area(s) with a leak will indicate a higher current.

This workshop will provide introductory, regulatory and new information related to ELL. An agenda for the event is available here.

The second event, EREF’s Emerging Topics in Landfill Management Summit, is a full day of presentations related to landfill management including waste stability, elevated temperature landfills and aqueous waste co-disposal and liquids addition.

Both events will be held in Columbus, OH at the Marriott Columbus University Area. Reservations must be booked by August 13, 2021.

Brush up on electrical leak location before attending the workshop! EREF, in collaboration with the NWRA Ohio Chapter, hosted three ELL Training Sessions in May and June. Recordings of those sessions are now available for purchase on demand. Click here to view the sessions.

For the full agenda and registration for both events, click here.

Looking for brand exposure? Sponsorships are available for both the workshop and the summit! Please e-mail Kyle Kusterer at for more information.

EREF is a 501(c)3 class charity that advances scientific research and creates educational pathways that enable innovation in sustainable waste management practices. For more complete information on EREF funded research, its scholarship program and how to donate to this great cause, visit


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