Ohio EPA Could Deny Stark County Landfill Its License

Date: February 22, 2007

Source: News Room

The Ohio EPA is warning Countywide Recycling and Disposal, a division of Republic Services, that it could lose its license to operate if it fails to extinguish an underground fire and prevent leakage. In a letter to William Franks, Stark County's health commissioner, Ohio EPA Director Chris Korleski said the 258-acre landfill is not in compliance with Ohio's environmental laws. Will Flower, a spokesman for Republic Services, said the landfill has been making improvements and should be licensed. He said that gas collection wells have been added and that much of it has been capped. He said the company will comply with Ohio EPA orders. Opponents of the landfill will likely use this case bolster their appeal of an earlier decision by the EPA to approve Countywide's expansion plans.

For more information, visit:
Republic Services, Inc.: www.republicservices.com.
The Ohio EPA: www.epa.state.oh.us.

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