With spring officially here, we will see warmer weather bringing spring flowers. As we begin April, we will continue our regular updates on Stony Hollow, our progress and any new information available as we move forward.
Our site activities continue to focus on monitoring and inspection programs, assuring the extensive control systems now in place continue to function well. We continue to maintain gas collection systems and the odor control improvements made with the installation of the cover shown below.
Synthetic Cap and Gas Well Collection System Employed: The synthetic cap and gas well collection system continues to function and perform well even in the incredibly cold weather over winter. This system continues to control odors and proactively address future issues. We routinely inspect the area to assure its continued effectiveness. Our site gas technicians are on site for daily inspections to ensure all wells are operating properly and the vacuum is being applied. Gas well monitoring and tuning of the well field continues.
Air Monitoring: We have completed over a year of ambient air monitoring and continue to provide monitoring data to RAPCA where they update their website with the ambient air monitoring data received, after it has undergone Ohio EPA review. To date, all data remains below any health-related impacts. More information can be found at http://www.rapca.org/programs/air-quality-monitoring/stoney-hollow-sampling.
Odor Surveillance: Odor surveillance continues three times a day, seven days a week. Results are maintained on site and available for agency inspection. Since activating the cap, the third-party consultant has continued to report a decrease in intensity and scope of odors in the daily odor surveys. As we continue any site maintenance work, we will issue potential odor alert notifications when we expect the potential for off-site odors.
Odor Management Plan: The Ohio EPA sets clear guidelines and measurement criteria that must be met before they will give approval for any changes. We continue to operate in accordance with the plans outlined in the agency order.
Other News & Happenings
On April 11, members of the Waste Management Emerging Leaders program led an effort to provide volunteer and funding support to the local Kettering Backpack Program. The food provided by the Kettering Backpack Program helps to sustain students’ school nutritional needs over weekends when school breakfasts and lunches are unavailable. Special thanks to all who participated! See photo from the event above.