Able Contracting Fire Update 10-14-2019

* Monday, October 14, 2019 
This page will be updated as information becomes available.  

Latest Update

There were thunderstorms early this morning prior to the beginning of site activities. Preparations for the transition tomorrow between US EPA lead and DHEC site lead are going well. Most removal activities are expected to continue at the site without interruption.

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All DHEC sensors are still 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 all three DHEC sensors.

Total Trucks through 10/11 4,048
Total Tons through 10/11 33,548
Total Trucks on 10/12 143
Total Tons on 10/12 1,176
Trucks as of 3:00 PM 10/14 89
Tons as of 3:00 PM 10/14 737

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.

No trucks left the site on Sunday due to the fact that the landfill was closed for the day.

Smoke forecast for Tuesday, October 15, 2019:

Air quality monitoring data in the local area of the fire continues to show particulate concentrations in the "Good" range. If fire flare-ups do occur, a northerly wind will likely move smoke plumes towards the south through midday Tuesday. Winds should then become easterly on Tuesday afternoon, pushing any plumes towards the west. Any noticeable smoke during the overnight and early morning period will likely dissipate by the late morning hours. However, given the latest trends in fire activity and continued fire suppression efforts, smoke is not expected to be a problem beyond locations closest to the Able Contracting facility along Schinger Avenue.

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.  

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