Recent News

Child’s message for Rumpke landfill
Uncategorized

Child’s message for Rumpke landfill

Why we need federal safeguards for coal ash
Coal

Why we need federal safeguards for coal ash

WASHINGTON, D.C. — “How would you like to live near a pile of toxic waste that, every time the wind blew, spread its particles into your neighborhood? Or this—how would you like to live near a pond full of toxic waste that had no liner and could be seeping into […]

Colerain Township landfill neighbors speak out
Uncategorized

Colerain Township landfill neighbors speak out

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP — Neighbors in communities nearest to where Rumpke proposes expanding its 509 acre landfill are speaking out against 70 more years of odors and disregard for local rule.  “Odors have gotten even worse since the fire started,” said township resident Patty Radabaugh,  “It makes me angry that Rumpke […]

Uncategorized

Ohio Citizen Action takes message to the streets in Northside 4th of July parade

CINCINNATI — Fourteen Ohio Citizen Action staff and volunteers marched in one of Hamilton County’s largest and most varied 4th of July parades Saturday in the community of Northside. Their message, “Enough! Don’t double the dump!” appeared on a banner and reinforced the chant, “Beat back the trash attack!” Some […]

Uncategorized

Ohio Citizen Action staff tour Rumpke Landfill

CLEVELAND — A group of Ohio Citizen Action field and phone canvassers went on a guided tour of the Rumpke Sanitary Landfill in Colerain Township last Tuesday.  Several of the canvassers were struck by the vast size of the landfill and the strong odors which permeated the air around it.  What made the […]

Keep a close watch on Davis-Besse: editorial
FirstEnergy

Keep a close watch on Davis-Besse: editorial

CLEVELAND — “FirstEnergy Corp. and nuclear regulators have crafted a reasonable compromise after Davis-Besse nuclear power plant workers found unexpected corrosion in a reactor lid installed just six years ago. Problem-plagued Davis-Besse was allowed to restart June 29 — but on a much tighter federal leash. Among other requirements is […]

MillerCoors achieves waste-free plant
Uncategorized

MillerCoors achieves waste-free plant

TRENTON — “The big MillerCoors brewery plant here is pioneering green efforts in the beer industry: Daily it produces 11 million cans, bottles and kegs of beer without sending any waste to the dump. The brewery’s 560 hourly and salaried employees routinely dump their paper, plastic, glass and aluminum trash […]

Ohio EPA: Heritage-WTI in violation of permit
Good Neighbor Campaigns

Ohio EPA: Heritage-WTI in violation of permit

EAST LIVERPOOL — “The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has notified Heritage-WTI that it violated a section of its operating permit on May 11, 2010, and each day of hazardous waste incineration thereafter. The letter, dated June 23, was sent to John Peterka, president of Heritage-WTI operations in East Liverpool. The […]

Cincinnati to launch RecycleBank this fall
Uncategorized

Cincinnati to launch RecycleBank this fall

CINCINNATI — “The city of Cincinnati said Monday it will partner with Rumpke Recycling and Cascade Engineering to launch the RecycleBank program this fall. RecycleBank is a rewards program that will offer residents points, similar to a frequent flier program, depending on how much they recycle, according to a news […]

BP-to-Goldman boards become hot seats for college presidents
Coal / Mountaintop Removal

BP-to-Goldman boards become hot seats for college presidents

NEW YORK, NY — “As much as higher education and corporate America would like to be engaged, college presidents are struggling to reconcile the demands and values of academia with shareholder skepticism about their boardroom commitments… Opposition from critics, both on campus and off, may drive university officials from corporate […]