Countywide Landfill, one of the worst dumps in the nation, has been a frequent topic of this blog. The latest news is that shortly before Christmas, four officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency paid a visit to the Ohio landfill. According to The Times Reporter, the EPA officials toured the facility on Dec. 21 and asked for information regarding aluminum waste, groundwater contamination and gas emissions from the facility. The EPA also indicated it was interested in studying the aluminum waste. The issue of aluminum waste has been the subject of intense debate. The dump's owners deny that fires at the landfill are, in fact, fires. Instead, dump officials describe the fires as heat caused by a chemical reaction involving aluminum waste. Local County Commissioner Kerry Metzger is pleased that the EPA is getting involved. He believes that the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency isn't doing enough to address the concerns of possible smoldering within the landfill. Metzger also wants to see more done to halt the possibility of groundwater contamination. In early December, the OEPA’s plan to drain excessive liquid waste from gas extraction wells hit a snag. The result is that plans to drain excessive waste from the wells could be suspended, according to The Times Reporter.
While I have had contact with some residents who live near the Countywide landfill, I do not currently represent anyone involved with this site. While I do not currently represent anyone involved with this site, I do represent hundreds of similarly situated people around the country in various landfill and other environmental litigation cases. To find out if The Simon Law Firm can help with a landfill litigation case, contact Todd Hageman toll free or via e-mail.