Ohio EPA issues Findings and Orders to Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati

Ohio EPA has issued Findings and Orders to The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSDGC) for storing hazardous waste without a permit, failing to properly identify waste as hazardous waste, releasing approximately 50 pounds of mercury along roads and at the Mill Creek Facility, transporting this hazardous waste to Rumpke Sanitary Landfill which does not have a hazardous waste operation permit and is not authorized to receive such waste, and failing to report the release of mercury at the Facilities.

MSDGC is required to remove the material from the Rumpke Landfill within 60 days of the signing of the order, and pay Ohio EPA $26,183.01 for its costs in addressing this spill.

The evacuation plan and schedule are part of the resolution of the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners. MSDGC is also required to report to the Board on progress, costs, etc.

January 2014