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Omaha’s Warren Distribution now a partner in Heartland Petroleum’s environment and safety decisions
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Omaha’s Warren Distribution now a partner in Heartland Petroleum’s environment and safety decisions

COLUMBUS — Heartland Petroleum, the Columbus waste-oil recycler, has a new business partner: Omaha’s Warren Distribution, which manufactures, packages and distributes automotive maintenance and repair products for Wal-Mart and other retailers. Warren Distribution buys recycled waste oil from Heartland, and since July has also been a partner in the Columbus […]

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Accidents, leaks nothing new for Heartland Petroleum managers

Columbus Waste Oil property. Photos taken on August 13, 1980 after an oil leak. COLUMBUS — Heartland Petroleum, an oil recycler on the east side of Columbus, is in trouble with its neighbors and with state regulators for a series of dangerous accidents and leaks. Newly obtained documents show that […]

2,103 Ohio residents to Heartland Petroleum: Be a better neighbor
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2,103 Ohio residents to Heartland Petroleum: Be a better neighbor

COLUMBUS — Since July, Ohio residents have sent 2,103 letters, messages, and children illustrations to Heartland Refinery Group CEO William Snedegar, urging him to clean up his plant. Heartland Petroleum is a used oil recycling plant on the east side of Columbus. Since opening in March 2009, Heartland has had […]

US Department of Labor’s OSHA fines Heartland Refinery in Columbus, Ohio, $68,000 for exposing workers to fire hazards
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US Department of Labor’s OSHA fines Heartland Refinery in Columbus, Ohio, $68,000 for exposing workers to fire hazards

COLUMBUS — “The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Heartland Refinery in Columbus with one alleged serious safety violation for failing to control the release of flammable liquids and vapors resulting in a July 17, 2010, fire at the facility. The refinery also has been […]

Court order specifies new timeframe for Columbus refinery to address violations
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Court order specifies new timeframe for Columbus refinery to address violations

COLUMBUS — “In conjunction with recommendations from Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray’s Office and the Ohio EPA, Franklin County Municipal Court Judge Harland Hale has ordered Heartland Refinery Group to hire an independent third-party consultant to perform a comprehensive review of the Heartland refinery and its air pollution control equipment. […]

Heartland Petroleum defends itself
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Heartland Petroleum defends itself

COLUMBUS – Heartland Petroleum has sent Ohio Citizen Action a two-page memo defending its Columbus operations. In referring to the power outage that triggered a December 2009 accident, the company said, “Heartland has repeatedly requested support from AEP because power interruptions of more than 1 second are harmful to our […]

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Heartland Refinery has history of mishaps

— NBC4 Columbus

Judge gives offending refinery one more chance
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Judge gives offending refinery one more chance

Hale reluctant to put out workers at East Side oil recycler COLUMBUS — “Less than two weeks after threatening to close an East Side oil refinery if its odors continued to sicken neighbors, a Franklin County judge gave the plant another chance yesterday. ‘I want to try one last-ditch effort […]

Ohio EPA again investigating East Side refinery
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Ohio EPA again investigating East Side refinery

COLUMBUS — “Investigators from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency on Monday were looking into complaints against an east side refinery that is in danger of being closed. The Ohio EPA said it received several complaints, beginning on Monday afternoon, from people near the Heartland Petroleum plant on East 5th Avenue, […]

Judge warns refinery, denies closure request
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Judge warns refinery, denies closure request

COLUMBUS — “A judge on Thursday afternoon denied a request by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to close an east side refinery. Franklin County Environmental Court Judge Harland Hale ruled that Heartland Petroleum can remain open for now, but warned the company that if it has another release of chemical […]