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How State notified employees of Heartland leak

COLUMBUS — “This morning, Heartland Refinery notified the Ohio EPA of a slow leak in a non-pressurized odor control line at their facility on East Fifth Avenue.  The leaking odors are not dangerous, but may be offensive to some ODJFS employees.

Our environmental engineer, Lawhon and Associates, is regularly checking the air quality monitors at 4020.  Currently, those monitors are recording 0 PPM (parts per million) for hydrogen sulfide, sulphur dioxide, and hydrogen chloride.  We have been in contact with OEPA and the Attorney General’s office.  We will continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates as they become available.”

Memo, Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services administrators to employees, December 30, 2010

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