Community Meeting April 9 on Nease Chemical Site

SALEM, Ohio – The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will hold a community meeting at 6 p.m. April 9 in the Salem Library to discuss the draft natural resources restoration plan for the former Nease Chemical site (CLICK TO READ).

The meeting will be held in the Quaker Room of the library, 821 E. State St. Residents will have an opportunity to learn more about the draft plan, ask questions and submit comments before any final decision.

The plan, developed by representatives of the two agencies, will address damaged natural resources and lost ecological functions that resulted from the release of hazardous substances from the former Nease plant. Once completed, the party deemed responsible for contamination will be asked to fund and execute the approved restoration projects.

In the restoration plan:

  • Enhancing and preserving riparian, flood plain and upland habitat to benefit birds and fisheries.
  • Enhancing, preserving and re-establishing wetlands.
  • Improving aquatic habitats by removing a low-head dam.
  • Providing a clean recharge to groundwater aquifers and potable surface water by protecting drinking water resources.

Copies of the draft are available in the library and the Ohio EPA’s Northeast District Office in Twinsburg. Call 330 963 1200 for an appointment. The plan is also available online (See below).

Residents may submit written comments by April 17 to:

Sheila Abraham, Site Coordinator, Ohio EPA, Northeast District Office, 2110 E. Aurora Road, Twinsburg, Ohio.

Comments also may be faxed to Abraham at 330 487 0769 or emailed to

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