Good Neighbor Campaigns

Public hearing April 2 on Rumpke plan to increase deodorizer use to cover odors from fire

A portion of Rumpke’s odor control system

A portion of Rumpke’s odor control system

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP — The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has scheduled a public hearing at 6:30pm on April 2 to accept public comments on Rumpke’s request to increase by 300% the deodorizer it uses to mask odors from the landfill. Rich McVay, Rumpke neighbor and president of Property Owners Want Equal Rights, urges his neighbors to turn out for the hearing. He connects the ongoing underground fire at the site with a 400% increase in odor complaints, which has led to the plan to increase deodorizer use.  In a recent notice he remarked, “ During the summer of 2012, a new form of this same deodorizer was introduced at the landfill.  Since this introduction a number of people have reported they have experienced skin rash or breathing issues which may be the result of this deodorizer.” The hearing will be held at the Colerain Township Community Center, 4200 Springdale Rd.

– Melissa K. English, Development Director, Ohio Citizen Action