November 11, 2016 Report
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November 11, 2016 Report

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November 11, 2016 Report

Remediation Update #3

This post focuses on gypstack preparations and the installation of monitoring instruments.

Earthwork and Construction

Access Road

The main access road connecting the bottom of the gypstack to the west compartment is nearly complete. The road will allow specialized equipment and machinery access to the top of the gypstack and the work pad. To read more about the work pad, click here.

Monitoring Instruments

Four stations are being built on the work pad to install instruments that will monitor grouting activities. During the installation, Mosaic will continue to expand the work pad.

More than 20 piezometers and other instruments will be installed surrounding the sinkhole at various depths in the west compartment. The piezometers and other instruments will allow engineers to monitor and direct drilling and grouting activities.

Mosaic will advance its efforts as quickly as possible, subject to FDEP’s continuing oversight. These and other activities are addressed in the consent order Mosaic entered into with FDEP on October 24, 2016.

Mosaic will share more plan details in the coming days.

Well Testing Update

As of today, Mosaic has received 1,294 well water test requests. Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc. (ECT) is prioritizing testing based on neighbor’s proximity to the New Wales facility. Neighbors who have requested an alternative means of testing are encouraged to receive a water test at no cost from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP).

Testing and Bottled Water Requests as of November 11, 2016

As of 12:00 pm

Scheduled 3rd party well tests 1,294
Site visits/samples taken 1,255
Expected site visits today* 0
Requests for bottled water 801

*Plans could change based on residents’ availability or inclement weather.