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Controversial hazardous-waste incinerator to pay fine for ash cloud
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Controversial hazardous-waste incinerator to pay fine for ash cloud

EAST LIVERPOOL — “Under the settlement, Heritage will pay the Ohio EPA $34,000 for the 761 pounds of ash that spewed into the surrounding area. The company also is required to make changes to prevent future problems at the facility, located about 175 miles east of Columbus along the Ohio […]

The hazardous-waste incinerator in East Liverpool is about 175 miles east of Columbus.
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Ohio EPA: East Liverpool waste incinerator settles violations

EAST LIVERPOOL — “Heritage Thermal Services, a commercial hazardous waste incinerator facility in East Liverpool, has agreed to resolve air and hazardous waste violations at its facility according to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. The violations stemmed from a July 13, 2013 ash release into a nearby neighborhood. Due to […]

Eramet Marietta fire extinguished; No injuries reported
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Eramet Marietta fire extinguished; No injuries reported

MARIETTA — “The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says due to the rapid response of fire departments, the fire at Eramet Marietta was brought under control and was extinguished. The exact cause of the fire isn’t known, but the fire was put out about an hour after it broke out, shortly […]

Alonzo Spencer, president of the activist group Save Our County, speaks during a recent demonstration at East Liverpool’s City Hall against Heritage Thermal Services’ hazardous-waste incinerator, one of only a few in the country.
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Ohio hazardous-waste incinerator, neighbors at odds over pollution issues

EAST LIVERPOOL — “To [Alonzo] Spencer and others who live near the facility, the EPA’s report is another piece of evidence that the incinerator, which they believe should never have been built, is poisoning the people around it. ‘We’ve been chosen for that sacrifice zone,’ Spencer said. Hazardous waste is […]

The hazardous-waste incinerator in East Liverpool is about 175 miles east of Columbus.
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EPA: East Liverpool incinerator released dangerous toxins into air

EAST LIVERPOOL — “A hazardous-waste incinerator in eastern Ohio repeatedly allowed toxins to contaminate the air over the past four years, exposing nearby residents to chemicals that can cause cancer, spontaneous abortions and early death, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The operators of the Heritage Thermal Services incinerator […]

Judge: Evidence against DuPont enough for well-field-contamination trial
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Judge: Evidence against DuPont enough for well-field-contamination trial

WASHINGTON, DC — “A federal judge has ruled there is enough evidence that chemicals from a DuPont Teflon plant contaminated a drinking-water supply in southeastern Ohio for the matter to go to trial. The ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Algenon L. Marbley, issued on Tuesday, answers some fundamental environmental […]

Jenny Morgan, a musician and co-chairwoman of an organization that is dedicated to getting kids to play outside, said the chemical fumes that waft from the Scioto Materials plant, off Westerville Road on the Northeast Side, burn her nose and give her headaches. She has complained to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency for about a year and a half.
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State can overlook small polluters

  COLUMBUS — “Two companies at a Northeast Side industrial site have operated for decades without proper permits designed to protect people and the environment. And until someone complained, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency had no idea. The site, off Westerville Road near I-270 just south of Westerville, is home […]

Ohio EPA: No contamination detected after refinery explosion
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Ohio EPA: No contamination detected after refinery explosion

LIMA — “No dangerous contaminants were released into the air by an explosion at an oil refinery that was felt 10 miles away and sparked a fire that burned for more than 14 hours, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency said Sunday. …The explosion at 6 a.m. Saturday triggered a fire […]

The meeting was quick, and the vote was unanimous: no settlement of the Rumpke expansion lawsuit. (Photo: Jennie Key/The Community Press )
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Colerain Twp. says no deal in Rumpke suit

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP — “Colerain Township trustees took less than a minute to vote not to settle the lawsuit filed by the Rumpke Sanitary Landfill in 2006 over the expansion of the landfill. The proposed settlement would have allowed Rumpke to expand its landfill operations by about 300 acres and would […]

Rumpke offers township deal to double life and size of landfill, despite underground “reaction”
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Rumpke offers township deal to double life and size of landfill, despite underground “reaction”

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP — On July 4th, the Colerain Township Board of Trustees published their intent to meet, consider and take action on a consent decree, negotiated with Rumpke Consolidated Companies, Inc. regarding proposed expansion of the company’s 334 acre flagship landfill in northern Hamilton County. The decree would settle a 2006 […]