Stories tagged with: Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

July 27, 2015 - 9:59pm
1 year 1 day ago

The City of Zanesville is taking steps to protect its drinking water.

Geologist for the Source Water Protection Program, Steven Saines addressed Council and community members to discuss the Zanesville Water Source Protection Plan. The plan is put in place to assist the City in protecting its sources of drinking water, such as rivers and reservoirs, from contamination. There was contamination of the Muskingum River in the early 80's due to the disposal of drums of contaminate beneath...

March 5, 2013 - 5:56pm
3 years 20 weeks ago

There will be a free showing of the independent documentary, "Fracknation" at the Zanesville-Muskingum County Welcome Center this weekend. The event is sponsored by the Zanesville Tea Party Patriots who have worked with 60 other groups around Ohio to provide the opportunity for people to see the documentary. The Patriots say they hope this free showing will clear the air about fracking in Ohio.

"On March 9th, 9:30 a.m., it's open to the public, it's free. We're going to...

October 23, 2012 - 10:12am
3 years 39 weeks ago

The City of Zanesville provides a service that helps its citizens and helps comply with a state requirement.

At Monday's City Council, members passed an ordinance that allows the city to implement storm water quality regulations. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency mandates, through the MS-4 Storm Water Program, that the city must do their best to control erosion, sediment and other items away from storm sewers. Leaf collection is one way to comply.

"It's for us to...

October 26, 2010 - 5:48pm
5 years 39 weeks ago

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency says a Falls Township foundry will pay thousands for air pollution violations.

The EPA announced that the Burnham Foundry LLC has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $17,000 to settle air pollution violations stemming from its facility on Licking Road.

The EPA says the Burnham Foundry violated the terms and conditions of its air permit in April 2008 by exceeding the established particulate emissions at a furnace unit...

December 30, 2009 - 4:45pm
6 years 30 weeks ago

A McConnelsville company has to pay a penalty for violating the state's hazardous waste law.

In a settlement with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, MIBA Bearings has agreed to pay a fine of more than $31,500.

In a September 2008 inspection the EPA found MIBA had improperly stored four 55-gallon drums of waste without a permit.

They also determined the company failed to properly evaluate the waste, failed to minimize the risk of fire or explosion by properly...

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