Photos October 2009
The smoldering wood debris is excavated and placed into a screening machine that separates the larger pieces from the smaller pieces.
The excavation of the hot debris generates steam and smoke which
is sometimes visible offsite.
The C Pile contains wood waste mixed with soil, which was placed on top of the pile to extinguish a fire in 2007.
The excavation area is covered each day with soil to control steam and smoke at night and on weekends.
Larger pieces of wood are loaded into containers and trucks for transport to a landfill each day.
The smaller pieces of wood and soil are left behind on site for composting and will be used to make a manufactured soil product.
A worker at the local landfill uses a temperature gun to monitor incoming loads of the larger pieces of wood waste.
Two fire hydrants like this one are located immediately adjacent to the C Pile for safety.