The Stony Hollow Landfill in Dayton, Ohio, has been barred from discharging waste into the city’s system after records reveal clogged lines and the use of prohibited chemicals have made cleanup crews fall ill. Currently, the city is waiting on lab results of the chemicals in question to decide how to move forward.
In addition to this issue, the city has received approximately 200 complaints about the landfill since April 2016.
Dayton Daily News has the details:
A Dayton landfill has been barred from discharging waste into the city’s system since being linked to clogged lines and the use of prohibited chemicals that made cleanup crews “very ill,” records show.
The city of Dayton has taken that action against Stony Hollow Landfill while it determines whether — as records indicate — the South Gettysburg Avenue site’s waste blocked sewer lines and contained a “questionably toxic” chemical that resulted in 10 city workers seeking medical attention from “significant odors.”
Dayton Water Department Director Michael Powell said the city is awaiting lab results on the chemicals in question and would not comment on the extent of the workers’ illnesses.