EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio
(AP) -- An environmental services company plans to acquire a
controlling stake in an eastern Ohio hazardous waste
incinerator, operator Von Roll America Inc. said Monday.
The deal with Indianapolis-based Heritage Environmental
Services LLC is subject to regulatory approval. Financial
terms were not released.
Heritage Environmental would assume a 51
percent ownership stake in the Columbiana County incinerator,
with Switzerland-based Von Roll America holding 49 percent.
No staff changes would occur at the incinerator as a result
of the agreement, said Rudolf Zaengerle, president of Von Roll
Heritage Environmental Services operates more than 25
environmental service centers in ten states.
Von Roll America's incinerator destroys 60,000 tons of
industrial and household waste a year. It opened in 1992 along
the Ohio River where the borders of Ohio, Pennsylvania and
West Virginia meet.
The plant has been the subject of numerous regulatory
complaints and a court case, and activists have staged
repeated protests trying to force President Clinton's
administration into doing something to stop the cremation of
toxic waste at the plant.
On the Net:
Von Roll WTI: http://www.vonrollwti.com/