The Herald Star reported on March 28, 2014 that the Jefferson County Health Department has met with representative with the OEPA to discuss a new odor management plan, that will include weekly monitoring of the perimeter of the landfill. Jerome meters have been employed to do the testing for hydrogen sulfide. Once a hot spot (odors) are found, the landfill has 12 hours to cover the location with the appropriate amount of dirt, and must test the site for hydrogen sulfide again within 7 days. Residents, such as Fritz Tulencik, are not convinced this will solve the problem.
We have blogged about this landfill since 2010, and the odor problems have been going on for years before that. We are currently representing over 100 Ohio residents in an odor nuisance lawsuit in New Lexington, Ohio. While I do not currently represent anyone in Steubenville, Ohio, I have a national practice and represent hundreds of hundreds of people similarly situated throughout the United States, who have suffered from odor issues from various sources. To find out if The Simon Law Firm can help with an environmental lawsuit, contact environmental attorney Todd Hageman. Consultations are free of charge.