This story was reported in the Akron Beacon Journal on 22 May 2009. However it has been since corrected: ABJ: " Ohio EPA pinpoints foul odor in Summit". The odor was actually coming from Dyna Guard on Hines Hill Road.

Odor Causes Alarm



BOSTON HEIGHTS - The release of oil fumes from an oil recycler in Boston Heights sparked a rash of complaints of a natural gas leak in parts of northern Summit County on Friday.

Boston Heights Fire Chief Jim Robinson said the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency determined the fumes were not toxic or dangerous. The fumes came from oil recycler American Ultra Specialties on Industrial Parkway.

Robinson said some lids on 400-gallon containers were not working properly and overpressurized, leading to the release of fumes.

Robinson said people in several communities complained of a natural gas smell in the air.

Neil Durbin, spokesman for Dominion East Ohio, said the utility received about 50 complaints Friday from the area about natural gas smells.