[NEWS] Cement Plant Challenges Zoning to Burn Hazardous Waste
– by James Bruggers, August 5, 2016, Courier Journal
The cement plant in southern Indiana that wants to burn hazardous waste for fuel has challenged a Clark County determination that it needs new zoning or a variance.
Essroc argues in a filing with the Clark County Board of Zoning Appeals that county officials were wrong to reverse an earlier determination that no zoning changes were needed.
Local zoning laws don’t allow such a reversal.
The Courier-Journal reported on June 24 that Speed plant’s plans to burn hazardous waste for fuel had been thrown into disarray, with the reversal of a December 2015 zoning determination that had been favorable to the company. County officials have claimed they were misled by the company – that they subsequently learned the company has applied for hazardous waste storage permits from Indiana regulators.