News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Akron Children's Hospital

Hospice of the Western Reserve


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Environment


Canton pipeline opponent voices concern
A proposed pipeline will pump landfill liquids to Canton's municipal waste-water treatment plant in exchange for a solid waste disposal deal
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


Reporter / Host
Jeff St. Clair
 
At-Large Councilwoman Mary Cirelli opposes the plan to pump landfill liquids to the Canton sewage treatment plant. She fears radioactive and chemical waste leachate reaching the nearby watershed. The plan includes reduced rates for disposal of solid waste from the Canton treatment plant at the American Landfill.
Courtesy of City of Canton
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

Canton City Council will vote Monday on whether to build a pipeline to pump liquids from a landfill into the city’s waste-water treatment plant.

The 12-mile long pipeline will ship up to 100,000 gallons a day of liquids known as leachate from the American Landfill in southern Stark County for treatment at the city’s sewage facility. 

In exchange, landfill owner Waste Management is providing low cost disposal of solid waste from the city’s sewage plant.

Canton Councilwoman Mary Cirelli opposes the plan.  She says the landfill accepts fracking waste that could contain radioactive or other harmful chemicals that the treatment plant is not equipped to process.

Canton Councilwoman Mary Cirelli

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:18)


“What we have right now that we deal with at our waste water treatment plan we’ve been dealing with for years, from homes, businesses and hospitals.  And we know what we’re taking care of, but when you don’t know what’s coming  -  to me there’s no amount of money that’s worth the risk.” 

Cirelli is worried that insufficient testing of the leachate could lead to pollutants entering the nearby watershed.  Under the agreement the landfill owner will conduct periodic testing.  Haulers using the landfill are required to report any hazardous material entering the dump, including fracking waste, that could leach into the effluent.  Waste Management will also cover the cost of the pipeline with construction slated to begin in 2014.  

Repeated calls to Canton service director Warren Price were not returned in time for this report.

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Bringing back ballet in Cleveland
I do think Ballet in Cleveland is doing good things, but the fact that director says "When we have flourishing companies like the New York City Ballet and the A...

Report confirms some Vietnam veterans may have been exposed to Agent Orange
was in nam 1969 exposed va stated lost medical records was in lawsuit from 197? till settled 0 $ 2010 ? said all nam vets will get back disability till 198? jus...

Mentorship grant program redefines "faith-based" provision
Can't anyone have values, beliefs, and morals anymore? How is it anymore unconstitutional for a school partner with a "faith-based" organization than any other ...

Exploradio: The challenge of finding a healthy balance with technology
Thank you, Jeff, for another well done Exploradio. I always learn something interesting about what is happening in NE Ohio.

Northeast Ohio's transgender community rallies around restroom issue
A good first step would be for Cleveland to require restaurants to have a public restroom. Cleveland is the only city I've ever been in where restaurants somet...

Vapor shops say tobacco tax hikes could hit them hard
Maybe you should be DOING a study, since every time you've tried to villianize them all that's happened was the opposite. I'm not a fan of alcohol that's flavor...

New law gives access to birth records to Ohio adoptees
Can siblings also look for their missing brother or sister? And how do we go about it?

Ida McKinley's tiara comes home, with the help of "Pawn Stars"
I donated to the fund to keep the tiara at the museum where I believe it belongs. I took my 16 year old granddaughter to the showing I dont think it will be som...

ResponsibleOhio names 10 counties as possible pot-growing locations
Ohio has always made its money off our prison system ,and ohio is so hard nose on us the public that there voicing concerns saying there on our behalf bullcrap ...

Akron's plan to create its own construction company is on hold -- for now
They talk about displacing workers... This is all about the teamster union. The city is allowing RW Sidley out of Canton to haul concrete for one of the CSO pr...

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University