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  • Landfill fire-Ohio-Burning for 3 months

    WARREN, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is
    working on a plan to extinguish an underground landfill fire that
    has been burning for more than three months.
    In February, state EPA officials discovered smoke coming from a
    mound of construction and demolition debris located near the back
    of Warren Recycling.
    The mound is about 45 feet high and at least 600 feet from
    surrounding homes.
    Ohio EPA spokeswoman Kara Allison said the agency doesn't
    believe the emissions are dangerous to the public.
    Jack Stacy, general manager of Warren Hills, the management
    company overseeing the landfill, said fire started from spontaneous
    combustion. He said decomposition of materials produces heat under
    the proper conditions.
    Stacy said the company believed the fire was smothered after it
    followed the Ohio EPA's suggestion to cover the area with soil. But
    a consultant found a 50-by-200 foot area still smoldering
    underground.
    To extinguish the fire, workers will dig a trench above the
    smoldering area, Stacy said. Water runoff will be pumped into the
    trench where it will filter through the soil to the smoldering
    debris.

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