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Ohio EPA To Host Public Meeting Regarding St. Bernard Landfill Waste Delineation Plan
Ohio EPA will host a public meeting on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, to offer area residents an opportunity to learn about the waste delineation plan that will be used to determine the landfill limits of the closed St. Bernard landfill. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the St. Bernard Municipal Building, 120 Washington Ave., St. Bernard.
As part of interim measures to address ongoing landfill gas migration issues at St. Bernard, the village has installed a gas interception trench. The waste delineation plan will determine if additional measures need to be taken to address landfill gas migration and possible waste removal.
During the meeting, consultants for the village will present the proposed delineation plan and answer questions from attendees. Ohio EPA staff also will be available to answer questions.
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.