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For Immediate Release: March 3, 1998

No. 98-OPA060


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 yesterday approved a change in the Waste Technologies Industries (WTI) hazardous waste permit. The permit allows the commercial hazardous waste incinerator in East Liverpool, OH, to operate.

EPA has approved WTI's request to modify the permit: to replace Von Roll (Ohio), Inc., and WTI with Von Roll America, Inc., as the owner and operator of the East Liverpool facility. This modification conforms the Federal permit to action taken by the Ohio Hazardous Waste Facility Board effective February 13, 1998, transferring WTI's State permit to Von Roll America, Inc.

EPA believes this action clarifies the ownership and operational control of the WTI facility. EPA originally had proposed a two-step modification process: first, add Von Roll America to the permit and second, delete WTI and Von Roll (Ohio). This one-step modification makes both changes effective at the same time.

A fact sheet with details on this change and on the history of the issue is available from the EPA Region 5 Waste Management Branch 312-353-0398.


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