Stony Hollow Landfill Community Update: January 3, 2017

Ongoing Activities:

  • Conducting odor surveys in the surrounding community at least three times each day, every day and this will continue into 2017. We have seen a reduction in the number of odor complaints received over the last few weeks.
  • Conducting weekly ambient air monitoring in 2017.   All air samples have come back normal and have been shared with RAPCA and Ohio EPA.
  • Providing Potential Odor Alert Notification to notify the Ohio EPA and other local government officials of any facility malfunctions, power outages or events that may cause the migrations of odors beyond the landfill property.   

Construction Activities:

We have continued on-site construction activities to support the capped area including:

  • Completing the installation of a liquid collection pipe and liner.
  • Installing gas well pipe penetration boots which will help control odors. 
  • Completing installation of the above ground wastewater storage tank.
  • Fine-tuning the operation of the secondary gas flare.

Odor Alert Notifications:

This past weekend we issued odor alerts due to high winds disturbing and lifting a small portion of the synthetic cap and requiring realignment of several of the gas collection wells located under the liner.  Crews were dispatched to the site and repairs have been made to the liner and wells were realigned and readjusted. The overall design of the cap includes installation of an additional material called “Wind Defender” which further reinforces cap security. The flares remained operational during these events.

This Week’s Planned Activities:

We plan to continue on-site construction activities to support the capped area including working on installing the gas well pipe penetration boots which will help control odors. 

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