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Nov 23

Updates for November 23, 2022

Posted on November 23, 2022 at 1:03 PM by Joey Lamie

Bristol, VA appreciates the feedback received during and after the Open House held on November 1 in addition to recent sign ups and questions asked through the new landfill focused website BristolVALandfill.org. The new website contains a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section we will continue to update as needed over the months to come. Residents interested in signing up for email updates and new information should sign up through BristolVALandfill.org if they have not already done so. Anyone who had previously signed up on the City’s website should not have to do so again.

 Additionally, work on borehole drillings in relation to the installation of the thermocouple system at the quarry landfill will resume on Monday, November 28. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, we anticipate that all of the boreholes will be completed in advance of the December 31 deadline

Nov 22

One Week Extension for Bids

Posted on November 22, 2022 at 3:18 PM by Rick Belcher

Bristol, Virginia is extending for one week the deadline for the submission of bids to construct a Sidewall Odor Mitigation System at the quarry landfill beyond Tuesday, November 22. There has been limited interest in this project expressed by contractors and the extra time will be used to attract new bidders. The city is concerned that ongoing litigation and challenges to the process to resolve odor issues at the landfill are deterring contractors from a willingness to work with us on this project. The city is doing everything possible to move in an expeditious and environmentally sound manner and is optimistic that the additional time will support bidders. 

Nov 18

Thermocouple Drilling Update for November 18.

Posted on November 18, 2022 at 1:18 PM by Joey Lamie

As of November 18, Connelly & Associates has completed five (5), which is more than half, of the borehole drillings in relation to the installation of the thermocouple system at the quarry landfill. The probes in each well have been set at 165 feet, 155 feet, 218 feet, 200 feet, and 202 feet, respectively. The wells are being capped at the end of each workday in an effort to minimize as much of the gas emissions as possible from the bored holes until the installation of the well casing pipe occurs. We are currently in the process of testing the matter extracted during the drilling process to determine the overall composition, including the organic compounds, and will provide an update when the results become available. The contractor will not be working the week of Thanksgiving and will resume drilling on Monday, November 28. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, we anticipate that all of the boreholes will be completed in advance of the December 31 deadline.