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Avon Council considers changing solicitation hours
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Avon Council considers changing solicitation hours

AVON — “After catching heat from a state citizen’s action group about infringing on First Amendment rights, Avon City Council is considering changing its solicitation ordinance. If amended, residents could experience solicitors knocking on their doors up to 9 p.m. during summer months. At last night’s work session, Law Director […]

Odor complaints rising at Rumpke landfill in Colerain Township
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Odor complaints rising at Rumpke landfill in Colerain Township

CINCINNATI — A February 2010 report from the Hamilton County General Health District indicates odor complaints from the landfill are rising. In 2009, 121 households complained, compared to 106 in 2008 and 56 in 2007. 32% of complainants reported gas odors, 36% reported garbage odors and 32% reported combination odors. […]

Kokosing Asphalt – If you really want to know what it’s like living with in an 1/8 of a mile from an asphalt plant here’s what you need to prepare for:
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Kokosing Asphalt – If you really want to know what it’s like living with in an 1/8 of a mile from an asphalt plant here’s what you need to prepare for:

1. Normal daily life as other Americans ? NO! 2. Ability to enjoy the rights guaranteed by our Constitution? NO! 3. The ability to take care of your yard and home? NO! 4. The ability to have a cookout and enjoy pleasant spring/summer/fall evenings? NO! 5. To get a full […]

Money secured to build new Marsh Fork Elementary
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Money secured to build new Marsh Fork Elementary

CHARLESTON, WV — “West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin announced at a press conference today that all of the funding for a new Marsh Fork Elementary School has been secured. Massey Energy and the Raleigh County school board have agreed to come up with the $1.5 million that was still needed […]

Public hearing on Rumpke air permit set
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Public hearing on Rumpke air permit set

COLERAIN TWP — “The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is asking for public comment on a change to the air permit at Rumpke Sanitary Landfill for new pollution control equipment. The Ohio EPA will conduct an information session and public hearing regarding a draft air permit for a thermal oxidizer at […]

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Elisa Young, Tim Tanskley, and John Wathen report on their meeting with Cass Sunstein’s office

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Journalist Andrew Schenkel interviewed Elisa Young of Meigs County, Ohio, Tim Tanksley of Bokoshe, Oklahoma, and John Wathen of Uniontown, Alabama., in Washington, D.C. on April 12, just after they met with staff of U.S. EPA regulatory czar Cass Sunstein to urge him to release regulations clamping […]

Kokosing – “I have to take meds so I can breathe and keep the coughing at bay”
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Kokosing – “I have to take meds so I can breathe and keep the coughing at bay”

MAPLE HEIGHTS — “After an MRI the doctor told me I had pulmonary fibrosis and he showed it to me on the X-ray. I have only half (50% ) the lung capacity as normal.  I blame all our sickness on the bad air and dust from your company. It has […]

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Childrens’ drawings for Rumpke Landfill

Dicks Creek cleanup to begin
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Dicks Creek cleanup to begin

MIDDLETOWN — “AK Steel Corp. will finally begin remediation of Dicks Creek, including removal of floodplain soil and sediment… Soil with contamination levels over 50 parts per million will go to a landfill approved for hazardous waste. Lower level contaminated soil will go to Rumpke’s landfill in Colerain Twp., according […]

National Resources Defense Council challenges coal-to-diesel project
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National Resources Defense Council challenges coal-to-diesel project

NEW YORK, NY — “The Natural Resources Defense Council says Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is withholding information on a proposed $6 billion, massively polluting coal-to-diesel facility in Ohio. The project will consume 9.3 million tons of coal and emit 26 million tons of carbon dioxide per year, according to the […]