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Ohio EPA: East Liverpool waste incinerator settles violations

The hazardous-waste incinerator in East Liverpool is about 175 miles east of Columbus.

The hazardous-waste incinerator in East Liverpool is about 175 miles east of Columbus.

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 a malfunction that forced ductwork out of place, approximately 761 pounds of incinerator ash was discharged forcefully enough from the incinerator to deposit the material in the neighborhood outside the facility’s boundaries.

…The EPA says Heritage took measures to prevent future incidents by intensifying screening, adding tighter waste restrictions, performing more frequent inspections, redesigning part of the system, and cancelling problem waste streams.

In addition, Heritage agreed to pay a $34,000 civil penalty. ”

— Will Brown, WFMJ

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