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The Lucas County
Sanitary Engineer's office is one step closer to coming to an agreement with
the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency on what to do with a toxic land dump
along King Road between Sylvania Avenue and Central Avenue.
Originally, the Ohio EPA determined
20 acres of the 100 acre former landfill needed to be covered with 2 feet of
vegetation. New testing done in part by the University of Toledo and the sanitary
office says only 1 acre needs to be covered.
The UT study found natural vegetation on the land is cleaning out toxic materials.
The new plan says area residents cannot
dig a well, or use any existing wells, within 1,000 feet of the former
Those who live in the area say they
are not concerned.
"I have been here for 28 years
and have never had any issues and I think it has been a great area. I used to
go up there as a kid and watch them fly model planes before they you know
fenced it all off so I have been in it," said Cristee Gilson.
"It was something that we
considered when we moved here in that it used to be a landfill, but I never
really had second thoughts about it," said Lucas Hoffman.
Sanitary Engineer Jim Shaw is slightly more cautious.
"I wouldn't say that it is
toxic, but there's hazardous conditions as it says on the sings may exist," said Shaw.
On Tuesday Lucas County Commissioners will be presented with the new findings. Part
of the new plan is to extend a bike path through the former landfill.
Shaw says if the path is built, a fence would be put up around both sides of
the path. Shaw says the plan is closer to reality than ever before.
"It seems like we have been
that close for a long time but I think we are about as close as we have ever
been, because we are getting a lot of people on the same page," said Shaw.