News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Hospice of the Western Reserve

Hennes Paynter Communications

Northeast Ohio Medical University


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Ohio


A Q and A with the head of the Ohio EPA about Youngstown dumping
Scott Nally provides details on what's been going on with two fronts: criminal and cleanup
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


Web Editor
M.L. Schultze
 
Scott Nally's agency, the Ohio EPA, is directing a clean up that includes new manholes to allow crews to get into storm sewer pipes.
Courtesy of M.L. Schultze
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

Ohio EPA Director Scott Nally was at an EPA conference in Kentucky yesterday and missed the press conference alongside the Mahoning River in which officials announced a federal criminal charge against a Youngstown oil driller. But Nally hasn’t missed much else in this two-week saga. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze spoke with him about the ongoing investigation and cleanup.

SCHULTZE AND NALLY

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (4:36)


Investigators are confident they know certain things about what happened on an industrial property on Youngstown’s northwest side two weeks ago: Employees of a company on Salt Springs road dumped a mix of oil, brine, chemicals and water from a tanker into the storm sewer, and from there it flowed into a tributary and into the Mahoning River.

Today, they filled another blank, charging the owner of the company, Ben Lupo, with a criminal violation of the federal Clean Water Act. But lots of other blanks remain that way, including just how much of just what stuff went down the drain – and over what period. And for those answers, says EPA Director Nally questions may be as effective than science.

Click to listen
Other options:
MP3 Download
(3:41)

That’s Scott Nally of the Ohio EPA. He says the case has accomplished one laudatory thing: his agency, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. EPA and Department Justice have worked quickly and with each other on the case. 

Related WKSU Stories

A Q&A with the head of the agency that regulates drilling in Ohio
Thursday, February 14, 2013

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Environmental study nears completion in East Liverpool
Twenty years ago my twin sister and I protested the building and operation of the WTI facility citing several studies that indicated the risk of cancer due to ...

HOF's Canton expansion could take an island and make it a village
I live in the block from Broad St to the Hall of Fame and will be impacted by the expansion. I am in the process of selling my home and planned to long before i...

Cleveland redeploys police to replace rejected red-light traffic cameras
Periodic rotational enforcement without warning does NOT change behavior and the city officials know that. This is the basis of all officer-run enforcement trap...

New enrollment period offers more insurance options
The removal of federal funding for healthcare CO-OPs may limit the growth of the CO-OP movement. http://www.healthcaretownhall.com/?p=6381

The family of Boardman vet killed in Vietnam receives his medals
My name is Mike Eisenbraun. I am Larry's brother. I was 14 years old when Larry was killed in Vietnam. He has been gone for 46 years but it seems like yester...

Cleveland seniors are creating new wealth -- and facing new challenges
Why is anyone surprised that we people over 65 are not retiring? If you have been paying attention, defined company funded pensions were phasing out in the eigh...

Ohio company cuts off a dairy supplier after allegations of animal abuse
these people should be held accountable for their actions. i would be more than pleased to see a year or more behind bars. i will NEVER eat anything that comes ...

Goodyear recruits thousands of vets
What a wonderful interview! Excellent reporting skills by a talented young reporter! I look forward to hearing more from Ms. Schley!

Ohio Democratic Party begins the rebuilding process
I agree 100% with Sen. Brown. I think it is absolutely critical for the Democratic Party in Ohio to engage in the long, tedious, hard task of re-building from t...

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University