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Skinner 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

Scott Hansen
312-886-1999 or 800-621-8431, ext. 61999


(where to view written records)

Middletown Public Library System
MidPointe West Chester Library
9363 Centre Pointe Dr.
West Chester, OH

West Chester Township
9113 Cincinnati-Dayton Road
West Chester, OH


The 78-acre Skinner Landfill site is located in southern Ohio, about 40 miles north of Cincinnati. It is located on a ridge above the east fork of Mill Creek in West Chester. While in operation from the late 1950s until July 1990, the landfill (which actually covers about 10 acres including a one-acre lagoon) accepted municipal, industrial, construction, and commercial waste including solvents, pesticides, and heavy metals.

A final cleanup plan was selected in June 1993 that included constructing a landfill cap over the landfill and lagoon area, digging and moving contaminated soil outside the area onto the landfill and covered by the cap, and intercepting, capturing and discharging contaminated ground water to the publicly owned treatment works and operating and maintaining the site for 30 years. Per a 1994 legal agreement called a consent order, several companies determined responsible for the contamination agreed to design the cleanup. Another legal agreement called a consent decree was signed in federal court 2001 and the cleanup was completed later that year.

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October 2013

EPA is doing a status review of the cleanup. This type of review is required at least every five years where the cleanup is complete but hazardous substances remain managed on-site. These reviews are done to ensure that the cleanup continues to protect people and the environment. This is the fourth five-year review for Skinner Landfill.  Contact the site community involvement coordinator and/or the remedial project manager to provide input on this review process.

The review will include:

A report, which will be available by August 2014, will detail the site's progress.

In 2012, the Agency modified its 1993 cleanup decision by issuing an official document called an “explanation of significant differences” to outline the changes.

The modification called for ending certain control measures because groundwater contamination has not gone over the limits EPA set for this site. Groundwater will continue to be collected and treated in an “interception system” that will prevent contaminants from moving off-site.  The change does not affect the cost of operating and maintaining the cleanup systems

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