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6:36 am
Fri June 19, 2015

NE Ohio Fracking Disposal Well Operator Must Submit Cleanup Plan Today

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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.

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6:54 am
Tue June 2, 2015

Columbus To Stop Burning Biosolids

Biosolids are often used as fertilizer
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Columbus City Council last night approved legislation to launch a 43 million dollar biosolids disposal project.

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7:00 am
Tue February 3, 2015

Cost Of Cleaning Saunders Park Rises

McDaniel's Construction will install the cap at Saunders Park

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.

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6:55 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Court Rules EPA Restrictions On Miners Not Legal

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. 

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3:06 am
Sat December 13, 2014

More Soil Tests To Be Conducted Near Saunders Park

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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9:43 am
Thu November 20, 2014

OEPA Finds Contaminants In Soil Of Homes Near Saunders Park

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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.

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6:57 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Senate Confirms Butler As Ohio EPA Chief

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

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6:44 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Toledo Crisis Prompts Debate On Algae In Public Water System

Ohio EPA Director Craig Butler
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Debate continues on how to best cut down on how to cut down on toxins from algae blooms that get into public water systems.

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6:38 am
Fri August 15, 2014

State To Help Cities Improve Water Treatment Facilities

Algae In Western Lake Erie
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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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6:56 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Ohio EPA Warned Toledo About Problems With Water Plant

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

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11:50 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Unsafe Levels Of E.Coli Found In Local Watershed

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

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6:57 am
Thu March 13, 2014

18 Ohio Coal Facilities Have Expired Discharge Permits

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.

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6:27 am
Tue January 14, 2014

PUCO Chair To Leave In April

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

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5:22 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Ohio EPA head resigns

Ohio EPA director Scott Nally
Columbus Dispatch

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

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12:19 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Central Ohio Air Within Federal Soot Limits

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

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7:30 am
Tue October 1, 2013

Composting Program Launched At State Prison

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.

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7:02 am
Tue October 1, 2013

Refinery Owners Seek Permit To Handle Canadian Tar Sands

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

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7:38 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Advocates Debate Coal Industry’s Possible Influence On Ohio EPA

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

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12:30 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Lye Blamed For Fish Kill

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

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6:55 am
Tue May 7, 2013

State: Fertilizer Spill Poses No Public Threat

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency says Monday's fertilizer spill at Evening and Morning streets in Sunbury poses no threat to the public.

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