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[GreenYes] Ohio Officials Propose Halt on New and Expanded Landfills


Ohio Officials Propose Halt on New and Expanded Landfills
Concern over groundwater pollution has caused two Ohio state legislators to
propose a stop to new and expanded landfills in 13 counties. According to an
article published in the Akron Beacon Journal, state Sen. J. Kirk Schuring and
state Rep. W. Scott Oelslager's proposed moratorium would apply to proposals
for new or expanded solid waste landfills that were not submitted to the state
Environmental Protection Agency by early last month. The Schuring-Oelslager
legislation will also apply to landfills that accept construction and demolition
debris.

The U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Va., plans to conduct a study of aquifers
and surface water to determine if the landfills have caused the groundwater
pollution, the paper says. Interest from tipping fees will fund the initial
$374,000 cost for the study, which could take up to five years to complete. In
addition, another $1,455,000 may be needed to complete the study, the paper
reports.
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