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A mountain of concrete rubble from what I assume to be destroyed homesites is forming at SS. Could there be gondolas Soon to haul it out?


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Comment by Dave S. on December 12, 2017 at 6:46am

Richard:  here's a link to the Mecham Road dumpsite:

Comment by Chad Glover on December 10, 2017 at 8:33pm

Very timely article, as if they read this website :).  Explains what they will be doing with it.   

Richard,  I'm interested to see what you find out about that study also,  much of the debris going to the county dump must be contaminated in one form or another.  

Comment by Steve Atnip on December 10, 2017 at 8:07pm
Comment by Richard C. Brand on December 9, 2017 at 10:38pm


VERY appreciative of your posts on this subject.  Looks like my mistake because I mistakenly believed that the debris was being taken to the dump east and across 101 from Olimpali State Park which is on the NWP mainline.  

Agree with your point about transloads but maybe it was less costly to haul the debris to a local landfill.  If it is near the Bay did they do a CEQUA study?  If not the county is liable will be liable and the is worrisome.  

I'll do my homework now to see where is Mecham road.  For a Sustainable Agricultural area like Santa Rosa, I'm surprised.  Also the traffic on 101 is already untenable so to add more trucks???? 

Comment by Chad Glover on December 9, 2017 at 1:14pm

Richard, the dump is on Mecham road and not close to the mainline. Articles I've read stated that the dump processes on normal days less than 1000 tons of waste.  Since fire cleanup has started it now is processing 6000+ tons a day.  Estimates are that 5 years of the dumps life span will be lost. Would have been nice to set up a transload to take it out by rail but not going to happen now.  There's not many spots large enough that would work near the rail line.  I drove through Standard Structures yesterday and there is 2 separate large piles of concrete and a rock crusher on the way  They are also processing metal onsite. No a lot of room left for anything else. 


My my son drives from Windsor to Petaluma for his job that starts at 5:30pm. Before the fire he would leave at 4:30 and take him 45min, since the fire he leaves at 4:00 and is often late. The amount of dump trucks on 101 from Windsor to Cotati is crazy and is causing nothing but traffic issues. The cleanup needs to be done and will take months. 25% of Coffee Park and they just started the cleanup of Fountain Grove.

Comment by Richard C. Brand on December 8, 2017 at 9:26pm

On the evening ABC news tonight they showed the backlog of trucks from Santa Rosa into the Petaluma dump site on 101 and how the Army Corps of Engineers are working to resolve.  That dump is on the mail line.  

You residents of Sonoma Cty should be screaming bloody murder about this 101 traffic mess and asking your officials why it is not being put onto rail to the dump. 

Comment by Carl O'Connor on December 6, 2017 at 7:16pm
Hopefully but I have a feeling they will bring in a rock crushing machine and recycle it on the spot. I wonder why they didnt just take it to syar for recycling??

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