City of Cleveland Releases Statement on Arco Facility Fire in East Cleveland

Saturday, October 28, 2017

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The City of Cleveland today released a statement regarding a fire at the Arco facility in East Cleveland:

"The City of Cleveland was alerted to an active fire today at the recently closed Arco facility in East Cleveland. The East Cleveland Fire Department and the Ohio EPA are the lead agencies on this matter.

We have been working with our partners at the EPA, the City of East Cleveland and the Cuyahoga County Board of Health to oversee the mitigation of cleanup and removal of the material from this site. The Ohio EPA has allocated more than $6 million to assist in this effort.

Out of an abundance of caution, the City of Cleveland today sent staff to install air quality monitoring equipment onsite and in the surrounding community. The City of Cleveland is in agreement with the Ohio EPA’s findings that none of the air quality results collected so far show any health concerns for residents near the site.

The East Cleveland fire department remains onsite, and the fire is under control. The safety of all residents is our primary concern and we stand ready to assist the City of East Cleveland."

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