The Jefferson County General Health District is making progress as it considers testing surface water around landfills.

A list of potential protocols has been given to the Ohio EPA, and the Ohio EPA responded with suggested revisions.

A lab in Dover could be the one to do the testing. The results would offer a baseline to keep an eye on contaminants in the water.

Congressman Bill Johnson is scheduled to meet with the director of the Ohio EPA on Thursday where landfills will be a major topic.