Residents and local officials in the village of Tremont City are challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Ohio EPA over the cleanup of a landfill. Clark County residents are voicing their opposition on a plan developed by the U.S. EPA to clean up nearly 300,000 gallons of industrial waste that has been buried at the Tremont City landfill Superfund site since the late 1970s.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's plan calls for re-burying some of the industrial waste at the Tremont Barrel Fill, but the Ohio EPA wanted all the waste removed. The U.S. EPA stated in 2010 that they would clean up the Tremont City landfill by removing all hazardous waste from the site for close to $55 million, but subsequently changed its plan to reduce those costs. The new remedy calls for reburying some of the waste and empty drums for $28 million.