PIT F EXCAVATION PREPARATIONS: Workers inside the large white tent on the east side of Ascon near Magnolia Street are preparing for excavation of Pit F. The air treatment system, which will operate 24/7 during excavation, may be turned on and off as sound mitigation is completed. Site security continues 24/7 and personnel that monitor Pit F equipment and systems will be on location overnight.
You may see: You may see flashlights or headlights from a limited number of vehicles at night conducting inspections and providing security at the 38-acre Site. Workers, materials, and large equipment, like manlifts, small cranes, water trucks, forklifts, materials storage bins, may be arriving or be removed from the Site. This includes turning on equipment like the air treatment system for operational checks.
You may hear: A low-level hum for the air treatment system, which has been mitigated with 20-foot and 8-foot sound panels and sound blanketing in addition to the 16-foot sound wall along Magnolia Street. This is tested to confirm compliance with local ordinances for residential areas. This system is required to operate 24/7 during the duration of Pit F work to maintain a vacuum environment and treat air inside the tent for workers and our neighbors. You may hear periodic sounds during work hours, like vehicle backup signaling required for worker safety. Workers will minimize backing up vehicles when possible and when it is safe for workers and equipment.