We’re continuing odor surveillance with LJB consultants at least three times per day as well as our weekly ambient air monitoring, with data submitted to RAPCA and Ohio EPA. We’re also continuing with our communication plans by providing updates to local officials and issuing potential odor notifications if there is the possibility of an issue as we continue construction and final phases of the cap system operation. The improved website at www.stonyhollowlandfill.com remains available. Please feel free to share this resource.
Cap System Update
While the synthetic capping material is now in place over more than 13 acres, the next step is to create the vacuum seal under the cap, which requires that all penetrations through the cap (like gas wells, for example) be sealed, followed by fine tuning of the gas wells and flares. Our team anticipates completing sealing all gas wells and being able to refine the vacuum under the cap to direct gas to the larger capacity flare, which was installed in December. That work should be completed by the week of January 23. We expect improved odor control once the vacuum is fully applied.
Upcoming Construction Activities
We will continue the completion of the remaining pipe penetration boot installation, miscellaneous storm water management features supporting the capped area and general regrading. We also plan to test the new aboveground storage tank.