15 Tons Of Hazardous Waste Mistakenly Dumped - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

15 Tons Of Hazardous Waste Mistakenly Dumped

CANTON, Ohio (AP) - A 15-ton shipment of material used in the treatment of hazardous waste was dumped in error at the American Landfill in nearby Sandy Township.

Cleanup began Monday under the supervision of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

The material, dumped May 24, was filtered water that had been used to treat hazardous substances. While considered a hazardous material, it poses a minimal public health risk, Ohio EPA spokeswoman Kara Allison said.

American Landfill District Manager David A. Bower Jr. said the error was caught when the shipper notified the landfill.

Envirite Inc.'s processing center in Canton, which shipped the waste, is helping American Landfill with the cleanup. Ross Environmental Service, of Grafton, generated the waste.

The wrong material was shipped in a container that was to be used for the proper shipment, American Landfill District Manager David A. Bower Jr. said.

When Envirite discovered the error, the company immediately reported it to the landfill, Allison said. American Landfill then contacted the Ohio EPA.

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