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Carl Monday Follow-Up: EPA begins clean-up of illegal dump site

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Illegal dumping site at the old ACME site on Kirby Ave. Illegal dumping site at the old ACME site on Kirby Ave.
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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

The Federal EPA Thursday began clean-up of massive illegal dump site on Cleveland's East side. 

The clean-up follows a Carl Monday investigation into a rogue rubbish hauler named Chris Gattarello. 

According to court records, Gattarello is responsible for the tens of thousands tons of garbage that has been sitting at the old ACME site on Kirby Ave. for years. 

The EPA is now removing some of the trash before turning its attention to asbestos removal on Kirby. 

Gattarello was also accused, but cleared in housing court, of dumping tons of garbage at a warehouse on Wayside Ave.  He's also under investigation by the FBI involving a multi-million dollar rubbish hauling deal in Louisiana. 

Gattarello refused comment when questioned by Carl Monday.  

Phase one of the Kirby clean-up could take more than a month.

It's unclear who will pay for it.

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