Ohio EPA, Central Waste Reach Closure Agreement

Date: February 12, 2004

Source: News Room

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and Central Waste Inc. have reached an agreement for funding of a landfill closure outside Alliance, bringing to an end a seven-year dispute. Under the settlement, Central Waste must establish a financial assurance fund of $2.3 million by Oct. 11 to cover closure and post-closure at the landfill. The company also agreed to pay a $76,480 civil penalty to the EPA for failing to comply with Ohio's landfill requirements in the past. In 1993, the company agreed to establish a trust fund of $1.4 million, but the state took legal action in 1997 after the company only posted $40,000. The company later put up two bonds, but in August 2000 the EPA notified the firm that its bonding agent was no longer acceptable and required alternate financial plans.
More information: www.epa.state.oh.us.

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