Nov. 22, 2013 – While inclement weather prevented drilling on Thursday, Nov. 21, Bridgeton Landfill reported 21 of 30 gas extraction wells and all of the toe drain collection sumps for the North Quarry area have been completed. Bridgeton staff advised the heavy construction work has been suspended until after the Thanksgiving holiday. No construction activity is planned on the four 1-million gallon tanks next week while concrete work is completed on the containment area. Gas extraction well drilling activities are scheduled to resume on Dec. 2, weather permitting. Bridgeton Landfill staff noted that routine facility monitoring and related operational maintenance activities will continue without interruption.
A brief update was also provided on the Gamma Cone Penetration Test. Forty-one of the sixty-nine proposed soundings in the original work plan are complete. The work continues with a pace of approx. 5 soundings being completed per day. Work on the GCPT will continue through Nov. 26 and then will resume on Dec. 2.