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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 […]

Shale pioneer Aubrey McClendon hires Chesapeake in Utica
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Shale pioneer Aubrey McClendon hires Chesapeake in Utica

NEW YORK, NY — “Aubrey McClendon, the pioneering shale wildcatter who helped usher in the U.S. energy renaissance, has hired the company that fired him to drill wells for his newest natural gas venture. A subsidiary of McClendon’s American Energy Partners LP is paying between $23,500 and $26,000 a day […]

Munroe Falls drilling case brings international interest
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Munroe Falls drilling case brings international interest

French official visits Munroe Falls on fact-finding mission about fracking MUNROE FALLS — “The city’s oil and natural gas drilling case that has gone before the Ohio Supreme Court has garnered some international attention. Mayor Frank Larson, City Council President Jim Iona and Community and Economic Development Coordinator Anne DiCola […]

Ohio Senate Bill 310 would allow unchecked authority to the utilities: Jereme Kent
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Ohio Senate Bill 310 would allow unchecked authority to the utilities: Jereme Kent

COLUMBUS — “In 2013, [Senator Bill] Seitz introduced a similar bill, Senate Bill 58. That bill was the second-most-lobbied bill in the Senate last year. It was the subject of testimony over three months and ultimately was defeated. You could have been for or against S.B. 58, but you would […]

Included in the proposal are measures to tighten regulations for the storage and handling of ammonium nitrate, the chemical involved in last April’s fertilizer plant in West, Texas, which killed 15 people and injured more than 200.
Good Neighbor Campaigns / Right-to-Know

Agencies considering major chemical plant safety overhaul

WASHINGTON, DC — “An interagency panel created to weigh new chemical safety regulations in response to last April’s deadly explosion in Texas is considering a major overhaul of the way volatile substances are handled and stored, a new federal document shows. …The agencies offer nine sets of options across several […]

Nine residents sue DuPont over cancer
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Nine residents sue DuPont over cancer

Federal lawsuits claim chemical giant knowingly contaminated drinking water with C8, used to make Teflon CINCINNATI — “The lawsuits, filed Oct. 8 and this week, are among about 50 such cases — including one alleging wrongful death — filed against DuPont since April, when a court-appointed science panel found probable […]

Manganese study meeting Thursday will include Marietta information
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Manganese study meeting Thursday will include Marietta information

EAST LIVERPOOL — “My name is Dr. Rosemarie Bowler and I am a neuropsychologist and a faculty member at San Francisco State University (SFSU)… In November of 2011, SFSU received a federal contract from the U.S. EPA to conduct a health study of adults exposed to environmental manganese in East […]