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Ohio EPA to Spend $6M to Cleanup Dump in Cleveland

Dump trucks are removing loads of debris every six minutes, and the task is expected to take 10 months to complete.

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is spending $6 million to remove construction debris from Arco Recycling, a six-acre illegal dump in Cleveland. The site includes concrete, dirt, lumber and a wide range of other materials from demolished homes.

Dump trucks are removing loads of debris every six minutes, and the task is expected to take 10 months to complete.

Cleveland.com has more:

By the end of July, trucks will begin emptying out the four-story mountain at Arco Recycling, Ohio EPA Director Craig Butler and Cuyahoga County Board of Health Commissioner Terry Allan told cleveland.com reporters and editors on Thursday.

The site includes concrete, dirt, lumber and anything else in a demolished home and is one of the worst in the state, Butler said. With dump trucks carting away loads every six minutes, a third of the debris will be gone in 100 days. It will take 10 months to finish the work.

The news ends a three-year nightmare for the city, which has sought relief from the state for more than a year. Residents said they were pleased, but remained worried about health effects.

Read the full story here.

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