Archive for May, 2010

The forbidding cost of a landfill
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The forbidding cost of a landfill

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — “When he addressed the City in February, Mayor Michael B. Coleman announced that Columbus will develop a comprehensive curbside recycling program for single families by 2012. After years of having one of the worst recycling rates in the nation, the city faces the impending need for […]

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Childrens’ drawings for Kokosing Asphalt

Rumpke details plan to limit odors
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Rumpke details plan to limit odors

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP — “About 40 people turned out for a May 27 hearing with officials from Hamilton County and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency on new air emission levels at the Rumpke Sanitary Landfill in Colerain Township. Rumpke wants to install a thermal oxidizer, used at landfill gas recovery plants […]

Investors press power companies for plans on coal-ash waste
Coal

Investors press power companies for plans on coal-ash waste

NEW YORK — “Investors are putting pressure on utility companies to examine risks posed by coal-ash waste from power plants. The December 2008 rupture of a Tennessee containment pond that flooded more than 300 acres with ash sludge drew sharp condemnation from environmentalists and fresh scrutiny by regulators. They warn […]

Consumers Energy Co. puts plan for $2 billion coal-fired plant on hold
Coal

Consumers Energy Co. puts plan for $2 billion coal-fired plant on hold

BAY CITY, MI — “Consumers Energy Co. is putting on hold the development of its proposed $2 billion-plus coal-fired power plant near Bay City. The utility said Thursday that it is deferring development of the plant due to reduced customer demand for electricity amid Michigan’s economic downturn, forecasted lower natural […]

Opposition to mountaintop removal coal mining solidifies since April 1
Coal / Mountaintop Removal

Opposition to mountaintop removal coal mining solidifies since April 1

COLUMBUS – It has only been 56 days since April 1, when the Obama Administration lowered the boom on future permits for mountaintop removal coal mining. Since then, three events have shown that there is no going back to the way it was. 1. On April 5, Massey Energy’s Upper […]

Q: What’s the alternative to expanding the Mt. Rumpke landfill?
Good Neighbor Campaigns

Q: What’s the alternative to expanding the Mt. Rumpke landfill?

A: This expansion should not be necessary. Rumpke has plenty of time to find other alternatives. At current rates of trash intake, this landfill has enough capacity until 2025. However, Rumpke estimates that 60% of waste currently going to the landfill can be recycled. With the increased emphasis on recycling […]

NOW HIRING: Summer jobs and year round positions
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NOW HIRING: Summer jobs and year round positions

Ohio Citizen Action is actively recruiting full-time and part-time paid staff members. We also offer internships year round and on a seasonal basis at all three of our offices: Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati. To be accepted for an internship or job, all you’ll need are good communication skills and a passion […]

Website shows Rumpke landfill close to parks, schools
Good Neighbor Campaigns

Website shows Rumpke landfill close to parks, schools

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Rumpke Landfill – “Since we have lived here, the landfill has exploded in size”
Good Neighbor Campaigns

Rumpke Landfill – “Since we have lived here, the landfill has exploded in size”

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP — “We moved to Colerain Township in 1984. We chose Colerain because of the location, the country-like feel and the people. We knew the landfill was here, but trusted that authorities would ensure that our safety would be protected. We built our new home in l993 approximately 3 […]