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Warren Recycling cleanup nears completion; meeting May 23, 7 p.m.

Release Date: 05/12/2006
Contact Information: Mick Hans, (312) 353-5050, Bri Bill, (312) 353-6646,

No. 06-OPA073

CHICAGO (May. 12, 2006) - A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-supervised cleanup of the Warren Recycling Inc. landfill in Warren, Ohio, will wrap up in June. A meeting to update area residents about the project and discuss next steps is at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 23, at Johnson Community Center, 800 Gillmer Road, Leavittsburg.

The year-long, $4 million effort, paid for by EPA, addressed a number of environmental concerns associated with operations at the landfill. Of primary concern to the nearby residential community: control of hazardous releases of foul-smelling hydrogen sulfide gas. With this now under control, EPA will turn over the project to Ohio EPA and the Warren Board of Health, who will continue to work to bring the facility into full regulatory compliance.

The cleanup was managed by EPA's Westlake, Ohio-based Superfund emergency response team in consultation with Ohio EPA. The federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry and the Ohio Department of Health spearheaded a study to determine if there was a need for the cleanup. Our Lives Count, a local community organization formed in 2002 to raise awareness of issues at the landfill, provided valuable input and community outreach support to the partner agencies.

Residents with questions about the effort, or who need special accommodations at the May 23 meeting, may contact EPA Community
Involvement Coordinator Bri Bill, (800) 621-8431, Ext. 36646 (during business hours) or A fact sheet distributed locally is online at Site files are available for review at the Warren Trumbull County Library, 444 Mahoningside Ave., N.W., Warren.

A fact sheet distributed locally :

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