Town opposes steel dust recycling plantAugust 12, 2019
By The Associated Press
YORKTOWN — Elected officials in a central Indiana town have come out against a proposed steel dust recycling plant, saying the nearby project would hurt local property values.
The Yorktown Town Council posted a notice Friday on the town's Facebook page declaring its opposition to the plant proposed in adjacent Muncie.
That notice says the construction and operation of the hazardous waste recycling plant would harm property values and wouldn't be "an attractive nor viable partner in the development of our community."
The Star Press reports Waelz Sustainable Products has not yet obtained a construction permit from Indiana regulators.
The plant would recycle trainloads of steel dust, which is a hazardous waste. Mercury, lead and other hazardous air pollutants would be released during a rotary kiln process to recover zinc and iron.
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