HUBBARD TWP., Ohio (WKBN) – New steps have been taken in a proposal to construct a landfill in Hubbard Township, something that has been in talks for almost a decade.
The company that wants the construction and demolition debris landfill on Mount Everett Road is Trans Rail America/RBS. That company submitted an application several years ago, but it was deemed incomplete in 2004.
Now, the company has addressed these deficiencies in its application, and the Trumbull County Board of Health has 90 days to review the proposal.
The Hubbard Environmental Land Preservation fought the issue for more than eight years.
Rick Hernandez, a longtime member of Hubbard Environmental Land Preservation or H.E.L.P., said he is against a landfill in the community.
“What we know is that the area that they want to put the landfill, which is nothing more than a pretty word for dump, is very heavily populated by a lot of aquifer waters,” said Hernandez.
A Hubbard Township trustee said he can’t talk about the plan because of a legal issue.
The Board of Health has submitted the application to an engineering firm to review, and the health commissioner will then make the decision based on that recommendation.
WKBN was unable to reach Trans Rail America/RBS on Wednesday.