Officials from the town of Johnston and Broadrock Renewables are scheduled to hold a press conference at 3:30 p.m Tuesday afternoon.
Mayor Joseph Polisena said in a statement that he plans to announce a settlement to the lawsuit between the town and the company, which operates gas-extraction systems at the Central Landfill.
This summer, the town has responded to both of Broadrock's operating sites, first finding duct tape and mop handlesholding together the methane-carrying pipes from the newer of the two systems.
Then, in mid-July, a gas pipe apparently explodedat Broadrock's older site, leading Gov. Lincoln Chafee to visit the blast zone.
Also earlier this summer, Polisena and officials from Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation announced a $3-million settlementto the lawsuit brought by the town in December, 2011, after a summer of noxious odors from the landfill.
Polisena formed a committee to decide how best to spend the money for renovations to the Johnston High School athletic fields.