CADIZ TOWNSHIP, Ohio (June 1, 2010)—The owner of an abandoned landfill in Ohio is being ordered to remove about 6,250 scrap tires, the state Environmental Protection Agency said.
Martin Landfill Corp. or its corporate owners are being directed to take the action at the site in Cadiz Township.
The site has been ordered to stop accepting solid waste and tires, implement mosquito control measures, and establish proper storage piles of tires and fire breaks between piles until they can be removed, the state EPA said.
Landfill Resources Inc. is listed as current owner of the site as former property owners Jack and Ethel Martin transferred the property to LRI, the state said. LRI later merged with Martin Landfill Corp., which operated the site until 1991, when the state ordered it to close.
The tires must be removed by mid-August, the Ohio EPA said.