Rumpke Central Ohio Service Delayed by Train Explosion (with video)

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

July 11, 2012

1 Min Read
Rumpke Central Ohio Service Delayed by Train Explosion (with video)

Rumpke Consolidated Companies Inc. said its service will be delayed throughout central Ohio for several days because of a train derailment and explosion in Columbus near a company facility.

Cincinnati-based Rumpke said in a news release customers will be impacted in Franklin, Delaware and Union counties, as well as the city of Pickerington.

The company said service will be delayed one day and return to normal the week of July 16.

Fire officials evacuated Rumpke’s facility as a safety precaution. No employees were injured.

The Rumpke Columbus facility includes atruck depot, recycling facility, waste transfer station, portable restroom division, maintenance garages and administrative offices.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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