9:45 a.m. Update

The first vent well is complete. Yesterday we were advised that The Shaw Group had drilled down to 178′ with a final goal of 200′. They met a refusal rate at 184′, which is 74′ below the aquifer. The aquifer is located at 110′ feet down, so the drilling of 74′ under it is satisfactory for the venting process. The second vent well was started this morning. If all activities at this site remain on schedule, venting can begin there as early as Thursday or Friday.

Please be reminded that the resident briefing will be held at the command post on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.