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Field Work at the Ascon Landfill Site, Aug 12, 2019

Field work at the Ascon Landfill Site during the week of August 12 is planned to include:

  • Preparation for installation of 16-foot barrier fence along residential-facing public streets Hamilton Avenue and Magnolia Street (subject to City of Huntington Beach permit approval)
  • Construction of air quality monitoring platforms to be used in conjunction with 16-foot barrier fence
  • Dust and odor mitigation measures continue to be implemented
  • Air quality monitoring continues
  • Wind screen maintenance on perimeter six-foot fence
  • Weed abatement and removal as necessary
  • 24-hour onsite security continues

Field Work at the Ascon Landfill Site, Aug 5, 2019

Field work at the Ascon Landfill Site during the week of August 5 is planned to include:

  • Surveyors may be visible at Ascon as they survey power lines and the perimeter terrain in preparation for installation of the 16-foot barrier fence, potential enclosure alternatives, and for logistics and safety measure planning for the use of large equipment near public streets.
  • Preparation for installation of 16-foot barrier fence along residential-facing public streets Hamilton Avenue and Magnolia Street (subject to City of Huntington Beach permit approval).
  • Dust and odor mitigation measures will continue to be implemented.
  • Air quality monitoring continues.
  • 24-hour onsite security continues.

Maintenance work performed in Magnolia Street gate area on Friday, August 2

Field activity on Friday, August 2, will include maintenance work at and near the Magnolia Street gate in the southeast zone of Ascon. This activity does not involve excavation of materials. This field activity prepares for future work at Ascon, when cleanup work is permitted to restart. Air quality monitoring and dust control measures will be conducted.

Letter from DTSC to Huntington Beach Union High School District

Letter from DTSC to Huntington Beach Union High School District (HBUHSD) confirms no risks to public health and no offsite soil or groundwater impacts

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) posted on the state regulatory agency’s website, Envirostor, a letter sent to the Huntington Beach Union High School District (HBUHSD) regarding community concerns.

DTSC states “air monitoring results do not indicate a threat to public health” and that “no off-site soil or groundwater impacts have been detected or are anticipated”.

The DTSC letter may be read on the California Envirostor at https://www.envirostor.dtsc.ca.gov/public/deliverable_documents/6244387567/Letter%20to%20HB%20Union%20High%20School%20District_072619.PDF and a copy is also at this link.

Recent Activities at Ascon, Aug 1, 2019

Recent activities at the Ascon site this week include:

  • A carbon trailer used for the onsite water treatment system was removed from the Site on Tuesday via a truck with trailer hitch.
  • The field team conducted equipment maintenance and cleaning on Monday and Tuesday near the northwest corner, as some large equipment must be demobilized during this time.
  • A forklift to unload the 16-foot barrier fence panels arrived onsite on Tuesday.
  • Small trailers special ordered for offsite air quality monitoring arrived onsite on Wednesday. The onsite team now will begin retrofitting these trailers to prepare them for use as offsite air quality monitoring stations for the community in the near future.
  • Fence panels for the 16-foot barrier fence are scheduled to arrive on Thursday, August 1, and will be stored inside the Site until installation of the barrier fence begins.

Field Work at Ascon, Jul 29, 2019

Field work at the Ascon Landfill Site during the week of July 29 is planned to include:

  • Preparation for installation of 16-foot barrier fence along residential-facing public streets Hamilton Avenue and Magnolia Street (subject to City of Huntington Beach permit approval), which will include delivery of fence panels to the Site to be stored in the interior.
  • Maintenance work is planned on the Pit F tent (large tent near Magnolia Street) on Monday, July 29. Workers may be seen installing intake louvers on the east side of the tent as part of preparation for future work. This activity involves no disturbance of soil or use of heavy equipment, and is not expected to be noisy. The work is expected to last one day or less.
  • Dust and odor mitigation measures will continue to be implemented
  • Air quality monitoring continues
  • 24-hour onsite security continues

Maintenance work planned for Pit F tent on Monday, July 29

Maintenance work planned for Pit F tent on Monday, July 29

Maintenance work is planned on the Pit F tent (large white tent near Magnolia Street) on Monday, July 29. Workers may be seen installing intake louvers, on the east side of the tent as part of preparation for future work.

This activity involves no disturbance of soil or use of heavy equipment, and is not expected to be noisy. The work is expected to last one day or less.

Field Work at Ascon, Jul 22, 2019

Field work at the Ascon Landfill Site during the week of July 22 is planned to include:

  • Preparation for installation of 16-foot barrier fence along residential-facing public streets Hamilton Avenue and Magnolia Street (subject to City of Huntington Beach permit approval); this activity will include removal of barbed wire from the top of the existing chain link fence, tree and brush removal in the southeast zone of Ascon near Magnolia Street, ground leveling along existing fence line, trucks depositing gravel for fence base, prior to barrier installation
  • Onsite weed abatement and brush removal as routine fire prevention measure
  • Dust and odor mitigation measures will continue to be implemented
  • Air quality monitoring continues
  • 24-hour onsite security continues