A former tire dump in Wyandot County that was the site of a disastrous fire in 1999 could be redeveloped as a solar farm, as reported in The Columbus Dispatch. Under the terms of a proposed deal with Ohio EPA, the current owners would give up the 136-acre property in exchange for the agency dropping all but a fraction of the $65.4 million in unpaid environmental fines and cleanup costs at the site, according to the article.

The state has not revealed the identity of the solar developer interested in the site, but the article notes that it could be New Jersey-based utility Public Service Enterprise Group, which built an 80-acre solar farm near the Wyandot County Airport last year. The group is listed as a party to a Jan. 6 memorandum of understanding signed by Wyandot County and Ohio EPA officials, according to the article.