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Public Invited to Comment on Draft Permit Issued for Landfill Expansion in Mahoning County

A draft permit to expand the Carbon Limestone Landfill in Mahoning County will be the focus of a Nov. 15, 2012, Ohio EPA public meeting. The information session and public hearing will begin at 6 p.m. at the Poland Township Administration Building, 3339 Dobbins Road, Poland.

The meeting will be an opportunity for citizens to ask questions and submit comments concerning a draft permit issued to Carbon Limestone Landfill LLC for a lateral and vertical expansion of its solid waste landfill located at 8100 South Stateline Road in Lowellville.

If issued final, the permit would allow the facility to expand laterally by 73 acres and vertically over 264 acres of existing landfill, allowing for an additional 47 million cubic yards of capacity. The maximum amount of waste the landfill receives would remain at 11,000 tons per day.

Comments concerning the draft permit may be presented at the hearing or submitted in writing to Ohio EPA, DMWM-PRMU, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, OH 43216-1049. Comments also may be emailed to brian.dearth@epa.state.oh.us. The public comment period ends Nov. 26.

A copy of the draft permit and related materials are available for review at Ohio EPA’s Northeast District Office in Twinsburg by first calling (330) 963-1200.

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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. In the past 40 years, 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. Ohio EPA….40 years and moving forward.


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