Archive for April, 2010

Coal

Elisa Young, Tim Tanskley, and John Wathen report on their meeting with Cass Sunstein’s office

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Journalist Andrew Schenkel interviewed Elisa Young of Meigs County, Ohio, Tim Tanksley of Bokoshe, Oklahoma, and John Wathen of Uniontown, Alabama., in Washington, D.C. on April 12, just after they met with staff of U.S. EPA regulatory czar Cass Sunstein to urge him to release regulations clamping […]

Kokosing – “I have to take meds so I can breathe and keep the coughing at bay”
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Kokosing – “I have to take meds so I can breathe and keep the coughing at bay”

MAPLE HEIGHTS — “After an MRI the doctor told me I had pulmonary fibrosis and he showed it to me on the X-ray. I have only half (50% ) the lung capacity as normal.  I blame all our sickness on the bad air and dust from your company. It has […]

Good Neighbor Campaigns

Childrens’ drawings for Rumpke Landfill

Dicks Creek cleanup to begin
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Dicks Creek cleanup to begin

MIDDLETOWN — “AK Steel Corp. will finally begin remediation of Dicks Creek, including removal of floodplain soil and sediment… Soil with contamination levels over 50 parts per million will go to a landfill approved for hazardous waste. Lower level contaminated soil will go to Rumpke’s landfill in Colerain Twp., according […]

National Resources Defense Council challenges coal-to-diesel project
Baard Energy / Coal

National Resources Defense Council challenges coal-to-diesel project

NEW YORK, NY — “The Natural Resources Defense Council says Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is withholding information on a proposed $6 billion, massively polluting coal-to-diesel facility in Ohio. The project will consume 9.3 million tons of coal and emit 26 million tons of carbon dioxide per year, according to the […]

Enhanced curbside recycling clears another hurdle
Good Neighbor Campaigns

Enhanced curbside recycling clears another hurdle

CINCINNATI — On Monday the Cincinnati City Council Finance Committee voted to issue $3.8 million in bonds to finance the purchase of new, larger recycling carts. The 96 gallon “roll off” carts were approved in the 2010 city budget after 83 people sent emails to city council and 60 people […]

What’s the problem with Rumpke Landfill’s expansion?
Good Neighbor Campaigns

What’s the problem with Rumpke Landfill’s expansion?

The site of the Rumpke Sanitary Landfill in Colerain Township has gone from a gentle, rural valley to Hamilton county’s highest point in just 65 years. Known to its neighbors as “Mount Rumpke”, the site measures 509 acres and 1,064 feet above sea level and is the largest and tallest […]

24 years later: The consequences of Chernobyl
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24 years later: The consequences of Chernobyl

OLD WESTBURY, NY – “Monday is the 24th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear plant accident. It comes as the nuclear industry and pro-nuclear government officials in the U.S. and other nations try to ‘revive’ nuclear power. It also follows the just-released publication of a book, the most comprehensive study ever […]

Judge dismisses lawsuit against Baard Energy
Baard Energy / Coal

Judge dismisses lawsuit against Baard Energy

LISBON — “The Baard Energy project survived a major legal challenge when a federal judge recently dismissed a lawsuit filed by two environmental activists groups challenging a permit issued for the project. Judge Donald Nugent of the U.S. District Court in Cleveland ruled on March 30 the U.S. Army Corps […]

Rumpke landfill 2nd largest in the Great Lakes region, 6th largest in the nation
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Rumpke landfill 2nd largest in the Great Lakes region, 6th largest in the nation

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP — According to an analysis of data from state environmental agencies, Waste & Recycling News ranked the Rumpke Sanitary Landfill in Colerain Township near Cincinnati 6th largest in the nation. The rankings were based on tonnage of waste accepted in the year 2008. The difference between Rumpke and […]