Ohio Department of Health Department to monitor odors weekly coming from the Apex Sanitary Landfill in Steubenville, Ohio

The Herald Star reported on March 28, 2014 that the Jefferson County Health Department will monitor the perimeter and hot spots at the Apex Sanitary Landfill on a weekly basis.

According to the story, the Jefferson County Health Department has met with representative with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (“OEPA”) and landfill representatives to discuss a new odor management plan. ┬áThe Jefferson County Health Department, on March 18th, found five hot spots with high levels of hydrogen sulfide (H2S). Jerome meters have been employed to do the testing for hydrogen sulfide. Hydrogen Sulfide has an odor of rotten eggs and is a common source of odors experienced around a landfill.

I currently represent, with co-counsel, over 100 Ohio residents in an odor nuisance lawsuit in New Lexington, Ohio regarding odors from a landfill. I have represented, and currently represent, hundreds of hundreds of people similarly situated throughout the United States, who have suffered from odor issues from various sources. To find out if environmental attorney Zak Johnson can help, send an email to zjohnson@zjohnsonlaw.com