PUBLIC INTEREST CENTER, (614) 644-2160
MEDIA CONTACT: Dina Pierce
CITIZEN CONTACT: Darla Peelle
Ohio EPA Seeking Public Comments on INEOS’s Injection Wells
Public Meeting Scheduled July 12 in Lima
Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, to accept public comments about draft permits related to INEOS Nitriles USA LLC’s continuing operation of four Class 1 hazardous wastewater injection wells on the property in Lima.
The public meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at Lima City Council Chambers, Lima Municipal Center, 50 Town Square, Lima.
During the information session, Ohio EPA representatives will present information about the draft permits and answer questions. During the hearing, which will immediately follow the information session, the public can submit comments for the record regarding the permits. If approved, the permits would be valid for six years.
INEOS Nitriles USA manufactures acrylonitrile and associated products at the facility located at Fort Amanda and Adgate Roads. The deep wells are used for disposal of wastewater generated on site from the manufacturing process. The wells also are permitted to receive wastewater from Fort Amanda Specialties, a chemical manufacturing company located on Fort Amanda Road adjacent to INEOS.
Copies of the draft permits and related documents may be viewed at the Lima Public Library, 650 W. Market St., Lima; at Ohio EPA’s Central Office, 50 W. Town St., Columbus. For an appointment, call (614) 644-2752; or at Ohio EPA’s Northwest District Office, 347 North Dunbridge Road, Bowling Green. For an appointment, call (419) 352-8461.
Written comments on the draft permits will be accepted at the hearing or may be mailed to Ohio EPA, Division of Drinking and Ground Waters, Attn: UIC Unit Supervisor, P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, OH 43216-1049. Comments will be accepted until July 18, 2016.
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.