Ohio EPA Considers Possible New Landfill

Date: August 8, 2002

Source: News Room

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is considering plans for a new landfill in northern Tuscarawas County that would be one of the largest in Ohio. The proposed Ridge Landfill is drawing opposition from a number of grass-roots groups, which have collected more than 13,000 signatures on petitions to Ohio Gov. Bob Taft and the Ohio EPA to block the 350-acre landfill near Dundee. The landfill is being proposed by Norton Environmental Inc., and has won preliminary approval from the Ohio EPA. The new landfill would be authorized to accept up to 3,100 tons a day and would have a life span of 52 years. It would be capable of handling 74.3 million cubic yards of trash.

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