Ohio EPA will hold a public information session and hearing concerning contamination and a remediation plan for the former Jackson County Landfill, located at 1841 Smith Bridge Road, Jackson.
The hearing will take place at 6 p.m. on April 9, at the Jackson City Council Chambers, 199 Portsmouth St., Jackson.
The site began operations in 1970 accepting municipal solid waste and more than 5,000 drums of industrial waste. The landfill stopped accepting waste in 1987 but was never properly closed. As a result, rain water and snow melt has mingled with industrial waste at the site. The resulting contaminated water is called leachate. The leachate contains volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds and metals at levels that need to be addressed.