Hazardous Waste Cleanup: Textileather Corporation Facility - Toledo, Ohio
The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) is responsible for overseeing the remediation of the site. In September 2009, the owner of Textileather and EPA signed an Administrative Order on Consent requiring investigation and remediation of the site by Textileather.
The Textileather facility manufactured vinyl products for the automobile industry until it closed in 2009. The City of Toledo purchased the property from the Textileather Corporation in December 2014. The property is located on the northeast side of Toledo, Ohio, surrounded by industrial, commercial, and residential areas.
The property had been used for various manufacturing purposes since 1920. While operational, hazardous waste and hazardous constituents were released into the environment, including include solvents, phthalates, and PCBs.
The owner remediated significant historical PCB releases under TSCA in the 1990s.
Additionally, PCBs and other contamination in the nearby Ottawa River (from multiple sources) were remediated under the Great Lakes Legacy Act in 2010. The Ottawa River is a tributary to the Maumee River which is a Great Lakes Area of Concern.
In January 2015, EPA signed a RCRA 3008(h) Administrative Order on Consent (AOC) with the City of Toledo (Toledo) and simultaneously terminated an existing AOC with Textileather Corporation for the site.
The Textileather Corporation had been conducting an investigation and cleanup on the property since September 2009.
Remedial work at the site will consist largely of excavation and disposal of contaminated soil.
The City of Toledo purchased the property in December 2014 to complement its economic redevelopment plans for an industrial corridor. The City asked EPA to transfer responsibility for corrective action from Textileather Corporation to Toledo.