Hilton Davis Hearing Set for Thursday

State environmental regulators will hold a hearing to gather public input on a proposed cleanup plan of a contaminated industrial site in Pleasant Ridge on Thursday evening.

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold the session at the Pleasant Ridge Community Center, 5915 Ridge Ave., beginning at 6 p.m. The neighborhood council will hold a community gathering first, at 5 p.m., at the center.—-

Over the years, various companies have produced dyes, pigments, food coloring and other chemicals at the Hilton Davis chemical facility since it opened in 1927. Chemical processes used at the facility produced waste that operators disposed of in open lagoons and a series of ravine and trench landfills.

Pleasant Ridge residents became concerned about the site’s safety in the 1980s, when strong odors began emerging from the area.

After a lengthy study, the EPA has recommended that most of the contaminants at the 80-acre site be contained and not removed. Many residents dislike the proposal, calling it insufficient.

For more information, see last week’s CityBeat article here.

The Pleasant Ridge Community Council can be contacted at 513-297-2820 or via e-mail at [email protected]

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