Field work at the Ascon Landfill Site during the week of August 10:
SITEWIDE: 24-hour onsite security continues. The Ascon security personnel are primarily within the Site conducting daytime and nighttime patrols of the 38-acre property. In addition to 24/7 onsite security, there are regular visits by air quality technicians, site inspectors and maintenance personnel.
We would like to thank the Huntington Beach Police Department for their prompt action last week in response to our report on materials stored by others near the Hamilton Avenue fence.
AIR MONITORING: For more information about Ascon’s air monitoring and data sharing, please visit Actively Monitoring Air Quality on this website. Data are submitted to DTSC and shared on their online document archive, Envirostor. To view archived air monitoring results posted by DTSC on Envirostor, click on “Community Involvement Documents” and scroll to “Updates and Information”.
SAFETY MESSAGE: Work at Ascon is being conducted under Site safety protocols regarding COVID-19. 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.
SITEWIDE: Regular inspections are conducted by Orange County Vector Control of the onsite detention basins and other areas of the Ascon site where water may be detained. These inspections typically are conducted monthly. Active mitigation measures by Vector Control are protective of the community, as well as onsite workers, to prevent mosquitoes and other pests. The most recent inspection by Orange County Vector Control was conducted on July 29.
SITEWIDE: Stormwater management is subject to inspection by the City stormwater inspector. Ascon conducts stormwater inspections in advance of forecasted rain as an ongoing essential activity. There is continued inspection and maintenance of stormwater management measures to maintain compliance with Ascon’s stormwater permit. The most recent inspection with the City of Huntington Beach was conducted on July 30.
- Learn more about stormwater management at Ascon on AsconHB.com under the Our Safety Commitment tab. Click on “Learn More” to read the explainer.
SITEWIDE WEED ABATEMENT: A weed abatement activity was conducted during the week of July 27. In addition to mechanical removal of weeds, there was application of a non-toxic peppermint oil-based product, EcoMIGHT W.O.W., to prevent weed regrowth. This product may have a slight minty scent due to the peppermint oil.
Weed abatement inspection is conducted by the Huntington Beach Fire Department and is conducted as needed as part of ongoing stormwater management and fire protection.
Equipment used for this work may include:
- Small power equipment, such as a weed wacker or mower.
- Small sprayer equipment to apply EcoMIGHT W.O.W.
EASTERN ZONE: Regular inspection of the “Pit F” tent will be conducted.
SITEWIDE: Dust and odor mitigation measures continue to be implemented as needed during remedial work suspension.
SITEWIDE: Supplies needed for ongoing Site maintenance may be delivered.