Ford Road Landfill cleanup plan proposed
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Region 5 proposed a cleanup plan for the Ford Road Industrial Landfill
site in Elyria, Ohio.
The 15-acre landfill has been inactive since 1974.
It is a ravine which has been filled to the same level as Ford Road.
Several companies, including Browning-Ferris Industries of Ohio
and Brotherton Disposal, used the site to dump industrial waste,
including chemicals, heavy metals, sanitary sewage waste and paint
sludge. The current owner of the site is Lorain County Metropolitan
EPA evaluated several cleanup options prepared
by a group of six potentially responsible parties. The recommended
$3.4 million plan includes collection and disposal of debris from
the south and north slopes of the landfill and improving the current
landfill cover to ensure all waste remains buried at least two feet
This fall, EPA will evaluate all comments received
and select a final cleanup plan called a Record of Decision.
A fact sheet is available online at www.epa.gov/region5/sites/fordroad.