to pay air violation fine
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and
Rumpke landfill have reached a settlement agreement for an air
quality violation fine.
The agreement requires the owner to pay a
$98,000 penalty for air pollution violations and follow an action
response plan, including such measures as adding clay soil, stabilizing
landfill slope, installing additional gas collection devices
and enhancing monitoring.
Paul Ruesch, an environmental engineer with
the Environmental Protection Agency, addressed the underground
heat readings, indicating that although it was unclear whether
they indicated an underground fire or a “reaction,” the dynamic
was the same.