Envirosafe Services of Ohio Inc. (ESOI), Ohio
Envirosafe Services of Ohio Project, Oregon
Envirosafe Services of Ohio, Inc. (ESOI) owns and operates a hazardous waste landfill in Oregon, Ohio. The landfill operates under a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) permit from both the State of Ohio and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The facility is permitted to accept hazardous waste for treatment, storage and disposal. The facility has been continuously owned and operated by the same entity since 1956, although the name of this owner changed from Fondessy Enterprises, Inc. (FEI) to Envirosafe Services of Ohio, Inc. Since March 27, 1987, the facility has been known as ESOI.
Because of concern about possible releases from the past practice units into the environment, ESOI is currently conducting an investigation-a "corrective action" under the facility's RCRA permit. The first phase of the corrective action is an investigation to look at the nature and extent of contamination. This investigation will include the collection and analysis of soil, sediment, ground water, and surface water samples to answer certain questions. Those questions include, Is there contamination? Where is it and what are the concentrations? If so what media (soil, sediment, groundwater, etc.) are affected? The results from this first phase will be used to develop a more-detailed work plan for further investigation. The ultimate goal is to define the nature and extent of contamination and assess the potential risks to human health and the environment. The corrective action is being managed by U.S. EPA Region 5, in Chicago, Ill.
The TOSC Program at Michigan State University has been asked to provide assistance to Toledo-area citizens regarding the ESOI Corrective Action investigation. TOSC met with citizens on July 11th, 2002 to assess community concerns and discuss the TOSC's involvement. Following that, TOSC will provide an assistance proposal and develop a Memorandum of Understanding, which will be signed jointly by community members and TOSC. The Proposal and MOU will be posted on TOSC's web site.
Sections of the TOSC Outreach Plan that have been provided to the community members:
Click here for the Memorandum of Agreement signed between the Oregon-area citizens and TOSC, which states the principles and nature of their collaborative efforts (also in format).
Click here for a newspaper coverage* on the involvement of TOSC in this project.
If you have questions regarding TOSC's involvement at ESOI, please contact Kirk Riley at 800-490-3890 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional information on Corrective Action, click here http://www.epa.gov/correctiveaction/
For additional information on site investigations, click here http://www.envirotools.org/characterization.shtml
Photo: Midwest Environmental Consultants, Inc. (MEC) http://www.msi-mec.com/mec/showcase/envirosafe.htm
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