MEDIA CONTACT: Linda Fee Oros
CITIZEN CONTACT: Mike Settles
Lordstown Meeting Scheduled to Discuss Landfill Odors
State and local regulators will hold a December 9, 2015, community meeting to update residents on efforts to eliminate nuisance odors originating from the Lordstown Construction Recovery (LCR) Landfill.
The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. at the Lordstown Administration Center, 1455 Salt Springs Road, Lordstown.
Over the past year, Ohio EPA, Trumbull County Health Department and Mahoning-Trumbull Air Pollution Control Agency have received numerous odor complaints from residents living in the vicinity of LCR’s construction and demolition debris landfill at 6205 Palmyra Road in Warren. Along with frequent monitoring and inspections, the agencies have been working with the facility to correct the problem.
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. Since then, 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.