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Rumpke gets $32M for plant

CINCINNATI — “Rumpke Consolidated Cos. Inc. will receive $32 million in government financing for a new recycling plant to replace one severely damaged by fire in April. The financing is the first such deal ever authorized for a recycling facility by the Ohio Air Quality Development Authority.  It approved issuance […]

Group’s dogged environmental work aims to clean up Pilsen
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Group’s dogged environmental work aims to clean up Pilsen

PILSEN, IL — “The group, which has 10 core members, meets once a week at the home of Leila Mendez — one of many residents who attributes her family’s health problems to polluters including smelter H. Kramer and Co. and the coal-fired power plants, Fisk and Crawford. Since their formation […]

Axioms for organizers
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Axioms for organizers

CLEVELAND – Fred Ross (1910 – 1992) is best known for teaching community organizing to Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, and hundreds of United Farm Workers Union organizers.  His life ranged much farther, practicing and teaching organizing to Dust Bowl refugees, former Japanese-American internees, the Jerry Brown for Governor campaign, the […]

P.O.W.E.R. calls on Colerain Township neighbors to stop dump expansion
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P.O.W.E.R. calls on Colerain Township neighbors to stop dump expansion

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP — The battle to halt the expansion of the Rumpke Landfill continues and we are seeking your help.   First an introduction, my name is Rich McVay and I have been a resident of Colerain Township for over 22 years.  To give you an idea of where I […]

Early morning pressure rupture forces Heartland Petroleum evacuation
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Early morning pressure rupture forces Heartland Petroleum evacuation

COLUMBUS — “Emergency crews evacuated Heartland Petroleum after a pressure rupture was reported Monday morning. According to authorities, crews first received a report of an explosion, but later determined that a piece of equipment had a pressure rupture. Crews were on the scene, located at 4001 E. Fifth Ave., around […]

C8 linked to high cholesterol, panel says
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C8 linked to high cholesterol, panel says

CHARLESTON, WV — “A panel investigating the potential dangers of C8 has concluded that exposure is probably linked to high cholesterol in humans, adding to the list of health impacts from the DuPont Co. chemical. The C8 Science Panel’s latest finding adds to the conclusions of the group, which had […]

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Owners of burning Painesville Township plant tied to 2006 Cleveland explosion and fire

CLEVELAND — “An exclusive 5 On Your Side investigation has found the owners of a Painesville Township plant that caught fire Thursday are tied to a 2006 Cleveland explosion and fire. General Environmental Management operated the plant  on Transport Road in The Flats when it caught fire and exploded in […]

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Painesville Township firefighters battling large fire at Hardy Industrial Technologies

PAINESVILLE TWP —”Firefighters in Lake County are continuing to fight a large, dangerous fire at an industrial plant in Painesville Township — more than nine hours after it started. The fire broke out Thursday at about 10 a.m. at Hardy Industrial Technologies on Hardy Road, located just off Fairport Nursery […]

Study on East Liverpool, surrounding area’s children has alarming results
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Study on East Liverpool, surrounding area’s children has alarming results

EAST LIVERPOOL — “A couple of years ago the EPA sent out a report known as the Ohio Air Toxics report that showed air manganese concentration in different areas across the state. Of all those areas, East Liverpool and the surrounding area had three of the highest levels in the […]

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Ohio Supreme Court says no to Rumpke landfill expansion

  COLERAIN TWP — “Around two million tons of trash are brought into the Rumpke facility in Colerain Township every year. However, that could eventually change after Wednesday’s ruling made by the Ohio Supreme Court. The Supreme Court stated that Rumpke is not a public utility and will have to […]