Guam - GBB, the Federal Receiver for the Guam Solid Waste Division, delivered its status report to the District Court today [Wednesday] ahead of the closure this afternoon of the Ordot dump to any further waste deliveries.
In its report the receiver points out that the symbolic closing of the Ordot dump marks the beginning of the real work of achieving the ultimate goal of the Consent Decree. That work is to mitigate the pollution caused by the Ordot dump and the threat that it poses to Guam's water resources.
Tomorrow [Thursday] an opening ceremony will be held for the new Layon Landfill.
About Ordot Dump - Post-Closure Actions
Brown and Caldwell, an environmental and engineering design firm, is presently performing the first phases of the investigatory work around Ordot Dump.
The investigative work will support the closure design and future long-term monitoring at the site to assess the performance of the closure system, including leachate management, gas monitoring and remediation of the siteThe reciver also cites other major milestones that have been achieved in the last quarter which are:
* operating expenses for 1st Half of FY2011 nearly 46% under budget
* 99.7% of trash collections were made on time during the last 3 months
* the Curbside Recycling Pilot Program for 1,000 customers has been fully implemented; evaluation of the results are underway to determine feasibility of expanding to all customers.
* the completion of all significant phases of the access road to the new Layon Landfill. That road is now called "Chalan Layon"
* the completion of the mechanical systems, landfill cell systems and the fencing and security around the new Layon landfill
* all water and sewer systems are now operational with the completion of repairs to the Inarajan Wastewater Treatment Plant which "now has operational functionality, flow monitoring and control, and improved treatment capacity for all its users, which it has not had for many years."