HUBBARD, Ohio (WKBN) – Lots of people within the Hubbard space will spend the following 11 days questioning if their neighborhood would be the subsequent website of a landfill.
The Board of Administrators of the Trumbull County Mixed Well being District will meet Monday, August 9, to listen to from all events concerned. They may then decide on the potential for a landfill in Hubbard Township.
Hubbard Township Trustee Rick Hernandez has been preventing Trans Rail America’s effort to construct a landfill in Hubbard Township for 17 years.
The landfill would go west of Drummond Avenue and be bordered by I-80, Mount Everett Highway and railroad tracks.
“A whole lot of that particles is available in on rail,” Hernandez mentioned.
Hernandez identified the tracks, which can go across the landfill and the place building and demolition particles will probably be introduced in and dumped.
“And most of it comes from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island,” he mentioned.
“And, , you speak about land values, however if you happen to’re not wholesome, who cares what your land’s value?” mentioned Howard Huffman.
Huffman lives half a mile from the proposed landfill website. His pond is spring fed, and his effectively is barely 35 toes deep.
He’s fearful about one thing poisonous leaking from the landfill.
“I’ve bought two grand-babies right here which can be ingesting my water, and I don’t need it polluted,” Huffman mentioned.
Throughout Drummond Ave. from the landfill website runs Little Yankee Creek.
“It will definitely results in the Shenango Reservoir the place all of the ingesting water in Hubbard comes from,” Hernandez mentioned.
Regardless of all of the protests, Ohio’s Environmental Assessment Appeals Fee just lately allowed Trans Rail to be grandfathered below outdated laws and never stricter laws handed in 2005.
Hernandez understands the Trumbull County Well being Board could have hassle denying Trans Rail a allow to function.
“In the event that they comply with the foundations and laws which can be set forth by the state and by the Trumbull County Well being Division, I suppose there might be no selection,” he mentioned.
First Information reached out to a lawyer representing Trans Rail America, however he didn’t wish to remark.
The Trumbull County Board of Well being assembly the place the ultimate choice might be made is scheduled for Monday August 9 at 6 p.m. in Hubbard Metropolis Council Chambers.
All events concerned will make displays earlier than the seven board members vote.