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State wants East Side oil refinery closed
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State wants East Side oil refinery closed

COLUMBUS – “The state is trying again to shut down an East Side refinery with a history of foul-odor complaints, including 200 incidents of state workers saying that the chemical leaks made them sick. Officials with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office and state Environmental Protection Agency said yesterday that they […]

State asks judge to shut down East Side oil refinery
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State asks judge to shut down East Side oil refinery

Heartland no stranger to odor complaints COLUMBUS — “The state has asked a Franklin County judge to shut down an East Side oil recycling refinery that’s become notorious amongst its neighbors for foul odors. The Ohio Attorney General’s Office filed a request with the county’s environmental court asking Judge Harland […]

East Side refinery vows to curb odor, group says
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East Side refinery vows to curb odor, group says

COLUMBUS — “An East Side oil refinery apparently is making changes to appease area residents and businesses, an environmental group is reporting. Heartland Petroleum officials recently met with Ohio Citizen Action, which had sent more than 6,800 letters to the company complaining about odors at the refinery, where motor oil […]

Heartland Petroleum’s owners begin improvements
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Heartland Petroleum’s owners begin improvements

COLUMBUS — “Heartland Petroleum, the trouble-plagued oil re-refinery on East 5th Avenue in Columbus, is making improvements. Warren Distribution, an Omaha-based aftermarket automotive parts manufacturer and supplier, bought Heartland in July 2010. The next month, the Franklin County Municipal Court ordered Heartland Petroleum to hire a third party consultant to […]

Heartland Refinery Group: Report of Plant Review and Environmental Review
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Heartland Refinery Group: Report of Plant Review and Environmental Review

COLUMBUS — “The Heartland facility has experienced equipment failures and other events, which industry terms ‘near-miss’ incidents. Such incidents are serious, in our view, and suggest opportunity for improvement in facility design, equipment cleaning practices, and management of change (MOC) processes. Heartland personnel must be suitably trained and prepared to […]

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6,314 Ohioans write to Heartland Petroleum: Please clean up

COLUMBUS — Ohio Citizen Action members and other central Ohioans have now sent 6,314 letters, messages, and children’s pictures to Heartland Petroleum, now owned and managed by Warren Distribution in Omaha, Nebraska. The messages have urged Heartland Petroleum to use the most up to date pollution controls, ensures safe practices […]

New owners take over Heartland Petroleum management
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New owners take over Heartland Petroleum management

COLUMBUS — Last July, Warren Distribution of Omaha bought Heartland Petroleum, the trouble-plagued motor oil re-refinery on East 5th Avenue in Columbus. Now, Jim Douglas, a Senior Vice President of Warren, has taken over as Heartland’s General Manager and Warren’s Donna Weeda has become the General Manager of Refining. Three […]

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Tom Morley, President of LubeStop, visits Ohio Citizen Action

CLEVELAND — “Tom Morley, President of LubeStop visited Ohio Citizen Action’s Cleveland office yesterday to brief the staff about LubeStop’s award-winning approach to waste reduction, efficiency, and environmental protection. LubeStop’s best-selling waste oil is a re-refined oil product called EcoGuard, the first of its type in the industry. LubeStop is […]

Walmart supplier standards: does Heartland Petroleum make the cut?
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Walmart supplier standards: does Heartland Petroleum make the cut?

COLUMBUS — Walmart issued Standards for Suppliers in October 2009. According to these standards, suppliers must fully comply with all applicable national and/or local laws in regulations, including but not limited to those related to labor, immigration, health and safety, and the environment ensure every manufacturing facility complies with national […]

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5,537 letters to Heartland CEO William Snedegar: clean up Heartland Petroleum

COLUMBUS — Since July 2009, 5,537 Ohioans have sent letters to Heartland Refinery Group’s CEO William Snedegar with their concerns about Heartland Petroleum. Located on East 5th Avenue in Columbus, Heartland Petroleum re-refines used motor oil. While this service is greatly needed, Heartland has been the source of complaints from […]