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A Safe and Well-Managed Landfill

WINSC Meets All EPA Regulations – and Welcomes More Inspections

Ohio EPA says that WIN Waste Innovations of Seneca County is safe and well-managed.

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Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

“Ohio EPA’s air permit requires the system to remove at least 98% of the hydrogen sulfide from the landfill gas. This will ensure the area continues to meet national air quality standards…. Ohio EPA’s air team inspected the new system on June 6 and verified that the equipment is treating all landfill gas and removing more than the required amount of hydrogen sulfide prior to flaring the gas in a new enclosed flare.” – Max Moore, public involvement coordinator, Ohio EPA, June 9, 2023

The following are direct statements from EPA responses to public comments on WIN Waste’s expansion permit application:

“The facility is in compliance with the requirements of the July 2019 consent agreement.

Since Feb. 27, 2020, the landfill has been submitting monthly reports showing continuous compliance with the interim limit. In addition, computer modeling was conducted to demonstrate that the interim control measures were protective of human health and the environment.

Modeling results indicate that the emissions are within NAAQS (National Ambient Air Quality Standards) and Ohio’s Air Toxics rules. When the new sulfur control system is installed, the facility’s emissions from the flare will be far lower and further improve the region’s compliance with the NAAQS.”

Additional Direct Statements From Ohio EPA:

 

“Ohio EPA has direct readings of H2S showing that the landfill is being managed in a matter that controls odors.”

“Calls to the odor hotline indicate that odor concerns … were largely addressed by April of 2019.”