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August 2006

 

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 Parks District.

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 deep.

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.


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