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Ohio EPA to Accept Comments Regarding Zimmer Residual Waste Landfill
Public Hearing Scheduled for Nov. 13, 2013
The public may comment on a proposed expansion of Duke Energy’s Zimmer Residual Waste Landfill at a 6:30 p.m. meeting on Nov. 13, 2013, in the Moscow Community Center, 30 Wells St., Moscow. The meeting will begin with an information session; the hearing will immediately follow.
The Zimmer Residual Waste Landfill is located approximately 3.5 miles east of the William H. Zimmer generating station near the intersection of State Route 756 and Fruit Ridge Road in Washington Township. If approved, the disposal area would increase by 89 acres to a total of 283 acres. The approved disposal capacity would increase by 19.1 million cubic yards to 41.1 million cubic yards. The new life expectancy of the landfill would be 29 years based on an average daily waste intake of 2,795 tons. The facility would take fly ash, bottom ash and gypsum generated at the William H. Zimmer generating station.
Written comments are weighted the same as those received at the hearing. Written comments must be received by the close of business on Nov. 22, 2013. Written comments may be presented in person at the hearing or mailed to Ohio EPA, Division of Materials and Waste Management, Information Resources Management, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049.
Copies of the draft permit-to-install maybe reviewed at Ohio EPA’s Southwest District Office, 401 E. Fifth St., Dayton, by first calling (937) 285-6357 or Ohio EPA Central Office, Division of Materials and Waste Management, 50 W. Town St., Suite 700, Columbus, by first calling (614) 644-2621.
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1972 to consolidate efforts to protect and improve air quality, water quality and waste management in Ohio. Since then, air pollutants dropped by as much as 90 percent; large rivers meeting standards improved from 21 percent to 89 percent; and hundreds of polluting, open dumps were replaced with engineered landfills and an increased emphasis on waste reduction and recycling.