Welcome to our latest community update, intended to share the latest news with our Stony Hollow neighbors and community, and to ensure that the progress being made continues to serve our neighbors and the community.
All of us at Waste Management remain committed to Stony Hollow and to being a trusted waste and recycling partner in the Dayton community.
Our site activities continue to focus on routine monitoring and inspection programs, assuring the extensive control systems now in place continue to function at their peak. We continue to maintain gas collection systems and the odor control improvements made with the installation of the cover shown below. The 2018 site construction projects are now all completed and for the remainder of the year we will continue to provide informational updates. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you wish to visit the site or need additional information.
No Changes to Synthetic Cap and Gas Well Collection Systems: The synthetic cap and gas well collection system continues to function and perform well. 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.
Odor Surveillance: Odor surveillance continues three times a day, seven days a week. Results are maintained on site and are 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 and gas well installation work, we will issue potential odor alert notifications when we expect there’s a potential for off-site odors.
Odor Management Plan: We continue to operate in accordance with the plans outlined in the agency order. The Ohio EPA sets clear guidelines and measurement criteria that must be met before it will give approval for any changes.