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Case Studies

Debris from Multiple 2020 Regional Wildfires

Over a span of multiple weeks beginning in early September of 2020, several devastating wildfires burned through southern Oregon and northern California.

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Wildfire Debris with Asbestos from Boles Fire

On September 15, 2014, a wildfire known as the Boles Fire ignited near Weed, California — a small town 50 miles south of the Oregon border. With the hard work of over 1,000 firefighters, the fire was contained five days later, having burned 479 acres and destroying 150 residences, a sawmill and a church.

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Municipal Waste from Malfunctioning Beaver Hill Incinerators

On March 7, 2012, Coos County, Oregon, issued an emergency shut down for the Beaver Hill waste incinerators due to a malfunction. During what was supposed to be a temporary shutdown, approximately 8,000 to 10,000 tons of municipal waste accumulated at the site. Coos County issued an emergency Request For Proposal to haul away and dispose of the accumulated waste.

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Demolition Materials w/Asbestos from Medford Schools

In November of 2006, voters in the Medford School District approved a $189 million school bond to renovate 18 schools and build a new high school. As many of the schools were built decades earlier (some dating back to the 1910s), they contained asbestos that needed to be properly dealt with during demolition and removal.

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Wildfire Debris from Klamathon Fire

On July 21, 2018, a fire that had ravaged the California-Oregon border for more than two weeks was finally contained, but not before burning over 38,000 acres and destroying 82 structures. The fire forced evacuations in Siskiyou County in northern California and temporarily closed a 23 mile stretch of Interstate 5 from the town of Yreka to the Oregon border.

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Spilled Jet Fuel Contaminates Roadway and Soil

On August 19, 2019, a double tanker truck carrying 7,500 gallons “Jet A” aviation fuel overturned on Antioch Road in White City. As a result, roughly 2,500 gallons of fuel were spilled onto the roadway and surrounding area. The truck was en route to the Croman Corporation, where the fuel was earmarked for helicopters working to control local wildfires.

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