Stony Hollow Landfill has been working very closely with state and local regulators. On November 28, 2016, the Ohio EPA issued an interim order to Stony Hollow Landfill establishing several action items on a set schedule.
We are performing odor surveys in the surrounding community to at least three times each day, every day. We also have a protocol in place to notify the Ohio EPA, the Dayton City Manager and other local government officials of any facility malfunctions, power outages or events that may cause the migration of odors beyond the landfill property. We will provide updates until the conditions causing the specific odor issues have been resolved.
In December, we are conducting weekly ambient air monitoring and are installing backup power sources for the landfill’s gas extraction system and leachate collection system.
Construction of a temporary synthetic cap is underway and a secondary gas flare to handle a larger gas capacity has been installed, which will help eliminate more collected gas.
We continue to work closely with the Ohio EPA on a long-term odor management plan that they will approve and monitor in 2017.