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Ohio EPA investigates odor, dust complaints at Lordstown landfill
Spokeswoman Linda Oros says a stationary monitor has detected hydrogen sulfide

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The Ohio EPA is investigating complaints of dust and foul odors coming from a landfill in Lordstown.

EPA Spokeswoman Linda Oros says the agency has received 30 odor complaints since January.

A stationary monitor was placed near the Lordstown Construction Recovery landfill about a week ago. Oros says the monitor has already detected hydrogen sulfide, which smells like rotten eggs and can be dangerous in very high concentrations.

LISTEN: Oros on detection of hydrogen sulfide

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“We have had some hits detected at very low levels. So we know that there is some of the hydrogen sulfide out there, but that’s about all we know at this point.”

Oros says anyone in the area who notices an unusual smell should report it to the Ohio EPA. Information about the time, duration, location and scent of the odor will help them determine a way to address the problem. 

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