OhioEPA's New Chief Hopes to Fix Burning Landfill

Date: February 3, 2007

Source: News Room

OhioEPA's new chief, only days on the job, is making a priority of solving whether there is a fire in one of the state's largest landfills, the Countywide Disposal & Recycling Facility in southern Stark County. The 258-acre site, which is owned and operated by Republic Services, has been producing odors for months. The EPA brought in an expert after a pilot claimed his aerial thermal images of the landfill taken in August and December showed a potentially growing underground fire. Tim Vandersall, general manager of the landfill, does not believe that there is a fire but rather a chemical reaction of aluminum waste and water.

For more information, visit: www.epa.state.oh.us.

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