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Ford Road Landfill Site

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Community Involvement Coordinator
Virginia Narsete (narsete.virginia@epa.gov)
312-886-4359 or 800-621-8431, ext. 64359

Remedial Project Manager
Demaree Collier (collier.demaree@epa.gov)
312-886-0214 or 800-621-8431, ext. 60214


(where to view written records)

Elyria Public Library - West River Branch
1194 W. River Rd. North
Elyria, OH


The landfill was in operation since the early 1900s. The site was originally a ravine which has been filled to the same level as Ford Road. The landfill accepted municipal and various industrial wastes in drums and in bulk into the 1970s. The current owner of the site is the Lorain County Metropolitan Parks District. The landfill was brought to the attention of U.S. EPA in 1979. A series of actions have taken place since then. They are listed in the CERCLIS database and described in the Administrative Order by Consent.

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Site Updates

March 2014

In 2013, the second phase of the Ford Road Landfill cleanup removed trash, waste and debris from the landfill slopes.  The material was incorporated back into the landfill and covered with two feet of clean material.  A basin was installed to catch storm water runoff. 

There will be restrictions in place to stop people from digging on the site or putting in new buildings. The site will be safe to use as a greenspace.  EPA now will inspect and monitor the site and take regular samples of the groundwater.

The first phase of the Ford Road Landfill cleanup removed selected areas of contaminated soil in the northeast corner of the site near the Black River. These selected areas were contaminated with PCBs and chlorinated solvents.  The contaminated soil was dug up and placed back into the landfill.

These cleanup actions stop pollution from contaminated the nearby Black River and soil and groundwater.

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