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Oct 28

Thermocouple Installation Update

Posted on October 28, 2022 at 2:31 PM by Rick Belcher

Sonic drilling associated with the installation of thermocouples at the Bristol quarry landfill started, as scheduled, on October 26. The wells are being capped at the end of each workday to minimize, as much as possible, gas emissions from the bored hole until the installation of the well casing pipe occurs. Connelly & Associates is the contractor for the drilling project and anticipates this work will be finished December 15, dependent on weather. The installation of the thermocouple system, which will monitor landfill temperatures, is a recommendation from the DEQ Expert Panel Report and a court-ordered mandate that must be completed by December 31. The City will provide updates on the progress and completion of the dedicated system of thermocouples as they become available. We appreciate everyone’s patience as we continue to work expeditiously to address issues at the landfill.