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Rumpke installs cover to control odors from underground fire
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Rumpke installs cover to control odors from underground fire

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP — Beginning May 25th, Rumpke Consolidated Companies Inc., owner-operators of the Rumpke Sanitary Landfill, began installation of a cover to control landfill gas and odors on the site of an 11 acre underground fire. At a May 27 public hearing on a permit to install equipment in another […]

Bay Shore coal plant linked to economic damage in Northwest Ohio
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Bay Shore coal plant linked to economic damage in Northwest Ohio

OREGON — Commercial fishers, local residents and citizen groups released an economic study today that calculates the FirstEnergy Bay Shore coal plant costs Ohio $29.7 million every year in economic damage by destroying fish populations that would otherwise be used by Ohioans for recreation or commercial sale. The $29.7 million estimate […]

Agreement ends Three Rivers’ lawsuit over emissions
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Agreement ends Three Rivers’ lawsuit over emissions

ADDYSTON — “A plastics company cited several years ago for releasing harmful gasses into the air around an elementary school will donate $750,000 to the school district; in exchange the district is dropping a lawsuit filed late last year against the company and the plastics plant’s current owner. Three Rivers […]

AEP to close Picway plant most of the year
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AEP to close Picway plant most of the year

Utility will run older generators at 6 plants only during summer COLUMBUS — “In a cost-cutting measure, American Electric Power will scale back operations at six power plants, including its Picway plant near Lockbourne and its Muskingum River plant near Beverly in Washington County… The affected generators at Picway, Muskingum […]

Kokosing Asphalt – “We all deserve the right to breathe clean air”
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Kokosing Asphalt – “We all deserve the right to breathe clean air”

MENTOR — “When we moved from the suburbs of New York City to Mentor six years ago, one of our primary reasons was to provide our children with a cleaner, healthier environment. Our environment is directly impacted by all businesses, households, etc. within our community. As you are aware, Mentor […]

American Electric Power to idle 10 coal-fired generation units
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American Electric Power to idle 10 coal-fired generation units

NEW YORK, NY — “American Electric Power Co. (AEP) plans to idle an estimated 1,925 megawatts of coal-fired generation as part of cost-cutting measures amid a slow recovery in electricity demand, the company said Wednesday. Columbus, Ohio-based AEP, one of the nation’s largest utilities, will cut staff at 10 generation […]

The forbidding cost of a landfill
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The forbidding cost of a landfill

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — “When he addressed the City in February, Mayor Michael B. Coleman announced that Columbus will develop a comprehensive curbside recycling program for single families by 2012. After years of having one of the worst recycling rates in the nation, the city faces the impending need for […]

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Childrens’ drawings for Kokosing Asphalt

Rumpke details plan to limit odors
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Rumpke details plan to limit odors

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP — “About 40 people turned out for a May 27 hearing with officials from Hamilton County and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency on new air emission levels at the Rumpke Sanitary Landfill in Colerain Township. Rumpke wants to install a thermal oxidizer, used at landfill gas recovery plants […]

Investors press power companies for plans on coal-ash waste
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Investors press power companies for plans on coal-ash waste

NEW YORK — “Investors are putting pressure on utility companies to examine risks posed by coal-ash waste from power plants. The December 2008 rupture of a Tennessee containment pond that flooded more than 300 acres with ash sludge drew sharp condemnation from environmentalists and fresh scrutiny by regulators. They warn […]