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

A draft permit to expand the Geneva Landfill in Ashtabula County will be the focus of a March 28, 2013, Ohio EPA public meeting. The information session and public hearing will begin at 6 p.m. at the Northwest Ambulance District, 1480 South Broadway Street, Geneva.

The meeting will be an opportunity for citizens to ask questions and submit comments concerning a draft permit issued to Geneva Landfill for a lateral and vertical expansion of its solid waste landfill located at 4339 Tuttle Road in Geneva.

If issued final, the permit would allow the facility to expand laterally by 69.7 acres and vertically over 5.8 acres of existing landfill, allowing for an additional 14.3 million cubic yards of capacity. The maximum amount of waste the landfill receives would remain at 1,500 tons per day.

Comments concerning the draft permit may be presented at the hearing or submitted in writing to Ohio EPA, DMWM-IRMU, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, OH 43216-1049. Comments also may be emailed to brian.dearth@epa.ohio.gov (please include “Geneva Landfill comments” in the subject line). The public comment period ends April 5, 2013.

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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