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EAST CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) –

Investigators from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office are raiding an East Cleveland business owned by the man who owns the dump that caught fire last weekend.

The business is on Elderwood Avenue.

George Michael Riley owns the Acro dump.

The East Cleveland Fire Department was on the scene earlier this week of a smoldering blaze at the old Arco dump location on Noble Road.

The fire was first spotted around 9:30 a.m. Saturday and was brought under control later in the day.

Investigators say an air pocket in the debris at the dump possibly sparked the fire.

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has been monitoring the situation.

The EPA was cleaning up the site after they sued the dump owners, Arco Recycling, to recoup the cost of the $6 million dollar clean up.

The dump site was run by Arco for years and the company paid $125,000 for the vacant lot, once part of GE’s Nela Park Plant.

When Arco opened the business, it took in millions of pounds of trash and charged tipping fees to haulers but left without recycling the stuff.

 

READ MORE: Cleveland19.com

Article Courtesy of WOIO Cleveland 19 News

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