Dearborn Co. Commissioners Issue Statement On Rumpke Land Purchase In Whitewater Township

Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 5:31 AM

By Dearborn County Commissioners, news release

Commissioners are aware of Rumpke's plans, but have no control over projects in Ohio.

It has been brought to the attention of the Dearborn County Board of Commissioners that Rumpke has purchased 466 acres adjacent to the Bond Road Landfill located in Whitewater Township, Ohio. Unfortunately, no elected officials or departments in the State of Indiana or Dearborn County have any control, authority, or influence over projects located in the State of Ohio. That being said, as we learn more about this project, any concerning information that Dearborn County officials are made aware of will be shared with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. From the information that has been gathered to date, the recently acquired acreage will be used as a backup landfill site and future landfill usage, which is estimated to be utilized in approximately 30 years. Should any part of this project at any time fall under the jurisdiction of the State of Indiana or Dearborn County, all steps will be taken to protect our citizens.

Again, based on the information that we have been given at this time; Dearborn County has no control over this site as it is located in the State of Ohio. If, however, there are any permit processes that include a "Public Comment" period, Dearborn County will certainly be willing to advocate on behalf of its citizens if the Public Comment period is brought to our attention.

Attached to this Press Release is a flyer that has been prepared and distributed by Rumpke. Any person that is seeking information about this site specifically may contact Rumpke directly at (800) 828-8171. In addition, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency can be reached at its main phone number - (614) 644-3020, or at its Southwest District Office - (800) 686-8930.

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Dearborn County Board of Commissioners

Jim Thatcher

Art Little

Rick Probst



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