The Cumberland County Improvement Authority, located in New Jersey, is hoping to receive a state grant to fund a study that will determine the best way to increase the life of a local landfill. According to an article in The Daily Journal, the $5.5 million project, which officials hope will be funded by the state Department of Environmental Protection, will test two sites to observe different decomposition processes. The proposed plan would keep the landfill open for at least 10 years past its scheduled 2017 closing date, the paper says.