Work will be conducted around the former Pit F area at the Ascon Landfill Site this Saturday, September 18, between the hours of 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Work activities will include Site maintenance around the former Pit F area as part of demobilization. Trucks may be departing the Site removing Pit F tent materials. This work does not include excavation or earth movement.
Workers will be arriving prior to 7 am for the daily safety briefing, during which all vehicles are turned off. During the work, you may hear worker vehicles or periodic back up alarms required for worker safety. Air monitoring onsite–both telemetry and perimeter monitoring–as well as air monitoring offsite in neighborhoods near Ascon continue 24/7 during demobilization of Pit F. Security remains onsite 24/7. You may periodically see vehicle headlights or flashlights as security personnel conduct their oversight.
DRONES: The community is asked to not fly drones over the Ascon Site and over the Pit F tent during this work. This could create worker and Site safety issues. We appreciate the community’s assistance by preventing drone flights over the occupied tent structure, sensitive equipment onsite, and moving vehicles and workers conducting work onsite, as well as the power lines along the perimeter of Ascon.
ENTRANCE AND EXIT GATES: The community is asked to keep a safe distance from both entrance and exit gates at Ascon, and refrain from parking, walking, or standing in these areas. The exit gate on Magnolia Street may open unexpectedly for departing vehicles during Pit F work. There will be a flag person at the gate when vehicles are departing, as a public safety practice.
PEDESTRIANS: Pedestrians have been observed walking next to Ascon along Magnolia and Hamilton streets next to the concrete fence base where there currently is no sidewalk. We encourage pedestrians to use the sidewalks on the east side of Magnolia and the north side of Hamilton to avoid walking near or in front of entrance and exit gates.
PHYSICAL DISTANCING: Work at Ascon is being conducted under Site safety protocols regarding COVID-19 and ongoing protocols and procedures to maintain job safety. These practices apply to air quality professionals and other team members who may be outside the fence conducting work. We ask for the community’s support of these safety practices by maintaining physical distancing to allow these professionals to focus on their work and stay safe.