According to WCPO.com “The Ohio EPA has granted an air permit to the Rumpke Sanitary Landfill in Colerain Township to allow the company to increase the use of odor neutralizer.” This is a plan that residents have been against (http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/news/region_west_cincinnati/colerain/ohio-epa-to-hold-a-public-meeting-about-a-rumpke-proposal-to-decrease-odors#ixzz2c905Ej3z). WCPO further reported that “At issue is a disruption that developed in the north end of the landfill in 2009. The company says an unidentifiable “reaction” continues to occur 100 feet below the surface of the landfill, which is developing a new, distinct smell in the area. Rumpke says it’s not a fire and they do not know what causes it.”

I along with St. Louis attorney Todd Hageman and Ohio attorney Steven Schnittke, currently represent approximately 130 individuals who live around the Tunnel Hill Reclamation Landfill in New Lexington, Ohio. I have also represented hundreds of individuals residing around landfills which were emitting odors and had underground “reactions.”

Attorney Zak Johnson can be reached at zjohnson@zjohnsonlaw.com.