Able Contracting Fire Update 01-06-2020

*Monday, January 6, 2020 
This page will be updated as information becomes available.  

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Today has been sunny with temperatures ranging from the mid-40s to the mid-60s. Activities on Saturday and today have been focused on removing the final waste from the site, grading the ground surface to restore proper drainage, filling surface water containment sumps, cleaning equipment, and preparing for site demobilization.

The final load of waste left the site at 2:45 PM today. 

Able 1-6-2020


The remaining DHEC sensors are reading in the “Good” range for the 24-hour average comparison to the Air Quality Index (AQI).

Please refer to the interactive DHEC map to access real time air quality information from the DHEC air sensors.

   
Total Trucks through 1/2 11,918
Total Tons through 1/2 113,038
Total Trucks on 1/3 130
Total Tons on 1/3 1,637
Trucks as of 3:00 PM 1/6 36
Tons as of 3:00 PM 1/6 415*

*Weight was only available for the first 33 truckloads today.

Please note: The number of trucks leaving the site each day varies depending on the weather and firefighting activities. Also, the tons per truck are estimated on days when landfill receipts are not available at the time of this update.

We’ve used a combination of both triaxle dump trucks and dump trailers. Each dump trailer has the capacity of about three times that of the triaxle dump trucks.

No material was removed on January 4 because of bad weather; no material was removed on January 5 because the landfill was closed. 


Reminder: The Able Contracting Information Hotline has been established to provide the daily forecast and allow community members to leave messages if they have additional questions. The Smoke Forecast Hotline phone number is 803-898-4262 or 1-800‐204-1842.  

For media inquiries: media@dhec.sc.gov.
For other inquiries: ablefire@dhec.sc.gov


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