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Miamisburg NCR Site Latest to Receive Covenant Not to Sue
Through the voluntary efforts of Legacy Ministries International and Miami Township, a Miamisburg site has been investigated under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP). The site at 9391 Washington Church Road will continue to be used by Dayton Christian Schools.
Following standards developed by Ohio EPA, Legacy Ministries and Miami Township hired a certified environmental professional to evaluate the site. The 43-acre property housed the former NCR training facility. No chemicals of concern were detected on the site and the site is suitable for unrestricted use. Ohio EPA recently issued a covenant not to sue for the site.
A covenant not to sue protects the property’s owner or operator and future owners from being legally responsible to the State of Ohio for further environmental investigation and remediation. This protection applies only when the property is used and maintained in accordance with the terms and conditions of the covenant.
In the 17 years since Ohio EPA issued the first covenant under VAP, nearly 7,000 acres of blighted land have been revitalized at more than 350 sites across the state.
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. In the past 40 years, 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. Ohio EPA….40 years and moving forward.