Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

The Ohio EPA and Department of Natural Resources are fining an international oil and gas company more than 200 thousand dollars for a malfunction and fire at a fracking well in Monroe County in 2014 that killed thousands of fish and forced the temporary evacuation of some residents.


The Ohio EPA says operators of a fracking waste injection well in Vienna Township where two thousand gallons were spilled in April must submit a cleanup plan by the end of the day today.


Columbus City Council last night approved legislation to launch a 43 million dollar biosolids disposal project.

Columbus City Council last night approved a new contract that requires more money be spent to clean up Saunders Park on the Near East Side.

Court Rules EPA Restrictions On Miners Not Legal

Jan 26, 2015

The 10th Ohio District Court of Appeals has dismissed certain restrictions placed on coal miners operating in wetlands, ruling they are not based in law. 

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency plans to take soil samples from nine more homes near the closed Saunders Park on the East side.

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Ohio Environmental Protection Agency officials have found high levels of toxins in the soil of homes located near a former fertilizer plant on the near East side.


The Ohio Senate has confirmed Governor John Kasich's choice to lead the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

Toledo Crisis Prompts Debate On Algae In Public Water System

Aug 15, 2014
Ohio Public Radio

Debate continues on how to best cut down on how to cut down on toxins from algae blooms that get into public water systems.


Ohio Environmental Protection Agency officials are setting aside 1 million dollars for new drinking water testing equipment and training for city water operators, in the wake of the recent drinking water ban in Toledo.

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The Ohio EPA warned Toledo city leaders months ago the Collins Park Water Treatment Plant was vulnerable to potential failures.


The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency says water in the Upper Scioto Watershed contains unsafe levels of E.coli.

Eighteen coal facilities in Ohio are operating with expired pollution-discharge permits issued by the Ohio EPA, an agency where allegations of coal-industry influence arose during a personnel flap last year.

Public Utilities Commission of Ohio chair Todd Snitchler says he will not seek reappointment when his term ends on April 10th.

Ohio EPA head resigns

Jan 7, 2014
Columbus Dispatch

The governor's office says Ohio Environmental Protection Agency director Scott Craig Butler will be appointed as interim director.Nally resigned Tuesday.  

Montgomery County has some of the dirtiest air in Ohio, while the air in central Ohio is within federal pollution limits.

Composting Program Launched At State Prison

Oct 1, 2013

State prisons and the environmental officials have launched a composting program to keep more than 600 tons of prison food waste out of the landfill.

Operators of a refinery in Lima are seeking state approval for a 300 million dollar upgrade to refine tar sands from Alberta, Canada.

A top environmental watchdog for the state says pressure from the coal industry played a role in his resignation.

Ohio EPA investigators suspect a chemical leak is to blame for a fish kill in Sycamore Creek in Blue Ash last week.