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David L. Manning, Special Principal Associate
Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc.
Federal Receiver

Ordot Dump Post-Closure Care Operations

(Guam, July 31, 2017) – Federal Receiver Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) recently reported to the District Court of Guam that all systems for both the Layon Landfill and the Ordot Dump are working as designed to protect the environment of Guam and comply with all applicable environmental laws and regulation. The Receiver also informed the District Court that a small area outside the cover system of the Ordot Dump continues to emit a small amount of landfill gas. This area previously contained buried trash that was removed and relocated to the main waste pile where it was covered by the closure system.

Residual landfill gas often remains in the soil for long periods of time after the waste has been removed, slowly dissipating over time. This is expected and allowed within limits. Since the closure system was completed, the Receiver has continued to monitor this area and, after consultation with USEPA and Guam EPA, we will soon begin some drilling in this area to determine if any additional steps are needed to address this issue. The drilling work will begin during August and continue for a period of six to eight weeks.

About Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc., Receiver

In a Court Order dated March 17, 2008, U.S. District Court Judge Frances M. Tydingco-Gatewood appointed GBB to be Receiver with full responsibility for bringing the Guam Solid Waste Management Division into compliance with the 2004 Consent Decree for violation of the Clean Water Act. The Decree, signed between the Government of Guam and the US EPA, ordered the Government of Guam to close the Ordot Dump, cease all leachate discharges into the Lonfit River, and open a new municipal solid waste landfill facility. As Receiver, GBB’s objective is to work with Guam’s government, the Guam Solid Waste Authority, solid waste companies, the people of Guam, and the U.S. military to establish a long-term, financially viable and sustainable waste management system for Guam. For more information on the receivership, visit www.guamsolidwastereceiver.org.

GBB is a national solid waste management consulting firm, headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area, which works on solid waste collection, processing, recycling, and disposal issues. GBB assists in planning, procuring, and implementing sound, cost-effective facilities and services at the local, state, and national levels for both the public and private sectors. Since 1980, GBB has planned and developed a wide range of integrated waste management programs that use the latest technologies to improve efficiency, save money, enhance customer service, and protect the environment. For more information on the firm and its products and services, please visit www.gbbinc.com or call 1-703-573-5800.


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