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Ohio EPA Seeks Public Comments on Amended Zeidrich Dump Preferred Plan
Public Meeting Scheduled December 11 at Minerva High School
The amended preferred plan to address the Zeidrich Dump site, located near East Line Road, approximately 1,300 feet east of the village of Minerva (Columbiana County) will be the subject of an upcoming Ohio EPA public information session and hearing.
The public meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, at Minerva High School, 501 Almeda Ave., Minerva.
During the information session, Ohio EPA representatives will present details and answer questions about the amended preferred plan. During the hearing, which will immediately follow the information session, the public can submit comments for the record regarding the plan.
The Zeidrich Dump site is a 1.5- to 2-acre landfill where approximately 16,000 tons of municipal and industrial waste were previously disposed. From 1963 to 1970, the landfill accepted industrial wastes that included ceramic mold material which contained polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and drummed wastes. The drummed wastes have largely been removed and consisted primarily of caustic soda, baghouse dust, solvents and elemental mercury.
The amended preferred plan can be viewed online or at Ohio EPA’s Northeast District Office, 2110 East Aurora Road, Twinsburg; call 330-963-1200 to make an appointment. A copy of the amended preferred plan also has been provided to the Minerva Public Library, 677 Lynwood Drive, Minerva.
Written comments on the preferred plan will be accepted at the hearing or may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mailed to Edward D’Amato, Site Coordinator, Ohio EPA, Northeast District Office, 2110 East Aurora Road, Twinsburg, Ohio, 44087. Comments will be accepted until Dec. 18, 2017. A fact sheet about the draft permit and public comment period also is available online.
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1972 to consolidate efforts to protect and improve air quality, water quality and waste management in Ohio. Since then, air pollutants dropped by as much as 90 percent; large rivers meeting standards improved from 21 percent to 89 percent; and hundreds of polluting, open dumps were replaced with engineered landfills and an increased emphasis on waste reduction and recycling.