March 14, 2013 Public, Private Partners Unite to Clean Up Mountain of Waste at Illegal Dump
With a mountain of waste behind them stretching 20 feet high and covering about an acre of land, Ohio EPA Director Scott Nally, Franklin County Public Health (FCPH) Commissioner Susan Tilgner and Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) Executive Director Ron Mills announced today their agencies’ joint effort to help clean up the county’s largest illegal dump at 1388 Stimmel Road.
February 28, 2013 Fish Consumption Advisories Updated for 2013
This year’s Ohio fish consumption advisory includes updates for several locations based on samples that were taken from five lakes and 12 streams in 2011.
January 28, 2013 Franklin Co. Shopping Center Gets Clean Bill of Health from Ohio EPA
Ohio EPA has given a clean bill of health to a Franklin County shopping center after the Voluntary Action Program (VAP) investigation and remediation efforts of Fifth Third Bank.
January 28, 2013 Ohio EPA Announces Results of Middle Scioto River and Select Tributaries Study
Ohio EPA is announcing the results of its 2009-2010 biological and water quality study of the middle Scioto River and select tributaries in Central Ohio.
January 24, 2013 Ohio EPA Awards Nearly $40,000 Environmental Education Grant to Licking County’s Dawes Arboretum
Ohio EPA has awarded an environmental education grant worth $39,732 to Dawes Arboretum in Licking County for a wetland education program.
October 4, 2012 Ohio EPA to Hold Meeting About Franklin County Quarry Discharge
Ohio EPA will hold an information session and public hearing on Oct. 16, 2012, at 6 p.m. to discuss water quality impacts of potential discharges from Marble Cliff Quarry (2650 Old Dublin Rd., Hilliard) into the Scioto River.
October 1, 2012 Ohio EPA Issues Final Construction Storm Water Permit to Protect Big Darby Creek Watershed
Ohio EPA issued a final alternative general permit renewal for storm water discharges associated with construction activities in Central Ohio’s Big Darby Creek watershed, which is among the most biologically diverse stream systems of its size in the Midwest and home to several endangered species.
June 11, 2012 Ohio EPA, Columbus Chemical Company Settle Air Pollution Violations
In a settlement
with Ohio EPA, Bonded Chemicals Inc. has agreed to resolve air pollution control violations at its facility, located at 2645 Charter St., Columbus.
June 6, 2012 Ohio EPA Awards Nearly $100,000 in Environmental Education Grants to Franklin County Organizations
Ohio EPA has awarded two environmental education general grants worth nearly $100,000 to the Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW) and Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD).
May 30, 2012 Ohio EPA Launches Study of Mill Creek Watershed
As part of Ohio EPA’s continuous effort to monitor and report on the quality of rivers and streams throughout Ohio, the Agency is launching a study this year of the Mill Creek watershed.
May 29, 2012 Study Finds Upper Scioto River Recovered from 2009 Fish Kills
A newly released Ohio EPA water quality study is the first comprehensive assessment of the upper Scioto River watershed since 1995.
May 9, 2012 Attorney General Announces Agreement to Environmental Investigation at Former Explosives Manufactur
Attorney General Mike DeWine said today that a consent decree has been agreed to by his office, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA), Otterbein University and the U.S. Department of Defense that will outline responsibilities in investigating contamination on the former Kilgore Manufacturing property, located at 600 N. Spring Road in Westerville (Delaware County). The property is now owned by Otterbein.
May 3, 2012 Ohio EPA Secures $425,000 U.S. EPA Grant to Study, Protect Buckeye Lake
In further support of local efforts to assess, protect and improve water quality at Buckeye Lake, Ohio EPA sought and received a $425,000 grant from U.S. EPA to conduct two years of comprehensive monitoring in the 3,200-acre lake and its tributaries.
April 26, 2012 Columbus Coated Fabrics Property Cleared for Residential Redevelopment
Another brownfield is ready for redevelopment after undergoing an investigation and cleanup through Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP), thanks to the voluntary efforts of Wagenbrenner Development, its subsidiaries, the city of Columbus and Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc.
April 20, 2012 In-Lake Monitoring Station Installed at Buckeye Lake
To better assess water quality conditions at Buckeye Lake, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) and Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) have partnered with an Ohio-based manufacturer of water monitoring systems to install a data station near the center of the 3,200-acre lake.