Superfund Site: COSHOCTON LANDFILL
FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, OH

Superfund Site Profile

SITE BACKGROUND

The 80-acre Coshocton Landfill, located in Coshocton County, Ohio, was used for coal strip mining for an extensive period in the mid-1900's. The city built and operated a landfill at the site from 1968 to 1979. In 1977, an area of the site caught fire and burned for three days. Drummed liquid wastes including alcohols, acetone, resins, xylene, perchloroethylene, mineral spirits, plasticizers and neoprene were landfilled at the site. These materials contaminated groundwater, surface water and soils. About 13,400 people live in the city of Coshocton, which is located about three miles from the site. The city water supply is not threatened by the site.