Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

The Ohio EPA is proposing an overhaul of how the state and cities deal with lead in drinking water, including speeding up public notifications.

Ohio's environmental regulators are unlikely to allow a federal agency to begin dumping sediment from Cleveland's shipping channels into Lake Erie. 

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has fired two employees and demoted a third over their handling of lead contamination in Sebring's drinking water.

Recent lead contamination in water systems in Sebring, Ohio and  Flint, Michigan, are prompting Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio to co-sponsor legislation aimed at alerting communities faster when their water supply is contaminated.

Columbus City Council last night approved legislation to sell more than 48.4 million dollars in limited and unlimited tax bonds.

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.