Posted at 4:20 a.m. EDT Tuesday, October 2,
EPA refuses to block incinerator permitsEAST LIVERPOOL: The U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency has rejected a request to hold all pollution
permits that Von Roll America is seeking for its
hazardous-waste incinerator on the Ohio River.
Such a move is not
in the public's interest and likely would be illegal under
federal law, the EPA said in a two-page statement.
Last spring, opponents tried to stop the EPA's action on
what then was known as the Waste Technologies Industries'
They argued that the EPA should take no action
on the facility until federal EPA Ombudsman Robert Martin
issues a final report on his investigation, until the federal
EPA issues a report on the Ohio EPA or until the federal EPA
acts on citizens' requests that the existing permit be
As part of the statement, the federal EPA declined to
terminate the incinerator's federal permit, saying there was
no basis for such