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Public hearing Monday on Rumpke landfill expansion plan

Rumpke's plan to expand would increase the size of its landfill from 500 to 800 acres. (FOX19 photo) Rumpke's plan to expand would increase the size of its landfill from 500 to 800 acres. (FOX19 photo)
COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) -

Residents in Colerain Township will get the chance to sound off Monday about Rumpke's expansion, which could potentially double the size of its landfill.

The plan would increase the site from 500 acres to 800 acres.

A lawsuit dating back to 2006 between the township and the landfill addresses whether or not Rumpke should expand nearly 300 acres.

However, a current settlement between Rumpke and the Colerain Township Board of Trustees has some citizens concerned.

The township and Rumpke say the growth would affect much more than just the landfill.

An expansion would bring money back into the township for years to come benefiting the community in different ways, the company argues.

Residents have said expansion will only add to problems that already exist, like odor and the underground reaction that started in 2009.

A public hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday at the Colerain Township Community Center, located at 4300 Springfield Road.

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