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Heartland Petroleum installs new equipment to stay open

COLUMBUS —”Heartland Petroleum will install new equipment at its east Columbus refinery to curb its ongoing air pollution problems.

The action comes days after the Ohio Attorney General’s office filed to temporarily shut down the east Columbus refinery.

Franklin County Environmental Judge Harland Hale’s office told 10TV there will be an EPA meeting with lawyers from both sides Thursday, Nov. 3, in an effort to resolve their issues concerning odor emissions within the refinery.

The Ohio Attorney General’s office filed a temporarily shut down order for Heartland Petroleum on Oct. 28, but the refinery is still open and hopes to stay open if the state believes the property is in compliance with environmental regulations, according to Franklin County Municipal Court Chief Environmental Specialist Bryan Wagner.

There will be a conference call with Judge Hale and attorneys on Nov. 4, to determine what the next step will be in this case.”

Channel 10 Columbus

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