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New Lyme Landfill

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Community Involvement Coordinator
Susan Pastor (pastor.susan@epa.gov)
312-353-1325 or 800-621-8431, ext. 31325

Remedial Project Manager
Lolita Hill
312-353-1621 or 800-621-8431, ext. 31621


(where to view written records)

Henderson Memorial Public Library, 54 E. Jefferson St., Jefferson, OH  44047


The New Lyme Landfill, on Dodgeville Road and Route 11, is about 20 miles south of the city of Ashtabula. It lies entirely within the Lebanon Creek Watershed. The northern portion of the site drains directly into Lebanon Creek. The remainder drains south to an unnamed tributary of Lebanon Creek.  Lebanon Creek drains into Rock Creek, upstream of Lake Roaming Rock, a public water supply.

Two farmers began landfill operations in 1969 until it was taken over by a licensed operator in 1971. During its years in operation, the landfill received household, industrial, commercial, and institutional waste and construction and demolition debris.  Documents indicate that the waste included asbestos, tars, resins, paint sludge, oils, paint, chlorinated solvents, and laboratory chemicals.   In 1978, the landfill was closed by the Ashtabula County Health Department due to ongoing violations of its license and state laws.  

EPAs final cleanup plan included a landfill cover, extraction/treatment wells around the landfill, on-site treatment of contaminated ground water, on-site consolidation of contaminated sediment, gas control, fencing, and ground water monitoring.  The plan was later amended to consider more cost-efficient options.

Formal site reviews have been done since 1998.

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Site Updates

March 2013 Update

EPA has completed a status review of the cleanup. This type of review is required at least every five years where the cleanup is complete but hazardous waste remains managed on-site. These reviews are done to ensure that the cleanup continues to protect people and the environment.

The review included:

The review found that the cleanup continues to protect people and the environment. The next scheduled review will be in 2018.

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