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Remediation of Tire Disposal Facility

Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality
Mountain Home, AR

SEMS was contracted to perform all work associated with the execution of the DAMCO, Inc. Waste Tire Disposal Facility Remediation.  The site previously operated as a permitted waste tire processing facility.  Before remediation began, the site had an estimated 10,000 bales of whole tires stored and an undetermined number of loose and oversized tires.  The purpose of the project was to remediate the site by finishing a partially constructed lake dam using the waste tires.

Work performed:

  • Construction of access roads and support areas
  • Before and after surveys of the tire dam
  • Clearing and stripping of vegetation
  • Installation of erosion and storm water control devices
  • Subgrade preparation and drainage layer construction
  • Rebinding tire bales that were compromised, banding loose tires, cutting oversized tires with a hydraulic shear
  • Transportation and placement of tire bales and oversized tires
  • Soil acquisition from a borrow pit, and placement of soil cover on the waste tire disposal/dam face