Ohio EPA Proposes Firebreak at Republic's Countywide Landfill

Date: February 7, 2008

Source: News Room

Republic Services has been frustrated by delays from the Ohio EPA which has taken until now to decide that a firebreak should be employed at the company's Countywide Recycling & Disposal Facility. Construction is likely to result in the release of offensive odors which could have been minimized had to EPA approved the plan earlier so that construction could have begun during the early winter months. The EPA proposes that a 950 feet long, 70-foot-deep trench be dug resulting in the removal and reburial of some 385,000 cubic yards of waste. SCS Engineers, which is consulting on the project, says that it will take two to four months. It is postulated that problems at the landfill stem from an underground chemical reaction between aluminum wastes and landfill liquids, originally thought to be an underground fire.

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