ODH data report that justifies threatening well owners with legal action

Greg Schwartz filed this request with the Department of Health of Ohio.


From: Greg Schwartz

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Ohio Open Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

The data analysis report that the Stark County Health Department says is being followed from the Ohio Department of Health to justify their demand that certain well owners abandon their wells due to alleged public exposure threat from dioxane contamination. This pertains to the letters sent that warned residents of health risks and potential legal action if they do not allow testing or abandon the wells. Please see:

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days.


Greg Schwartz

From: Department of Health

Mr. Schwartz,

Please find attached the response to your public records request to the Ohio Department of Health.

Kassandra J. Stewart, Esq.
Senior Legal Counsel
Office of General Counsel
Ohio Department of Health
246 N. High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215