– by James Bruggers, August 5, 2016, Courier Journal
Essroc cement plant (Matt Stone/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.
– May 25, 2016, Renewable Energy From Waste
A developer has sent document indicating plans for an incinerator to process hazardous industrial waste in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, a report from the Scranton Times-Tribune says. Officials say that discussions for the project are in the early stages and it’s all speculation at this time.
According to the Times-Tribune, an April 26 report states the construction on an industrial park and incinerator could being in 2018, but the project needs state and local approval.
The county had called for industrial counties to consider its area as a possibility for business, and a group of developers called Tyler Industrial Park expressed interest. Another unspecified group of investors is considering whether the location, in New Milford Township, Pennsylvania, is appropriate for a waste incinerator.
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– by James Bruggers, February 18, 2016, Courier Journal
The southern Indiana cement plant seeking to burn hazardous wastes may have a zoning fight on its hands.
A cement company seeking to burn hazardous waste was told a year ago by a Clark County planning executive that it wouldn’t need a zoning change, according to a letter made public Thursday. But news that county officials had earlier endorsed the waste-burning plan outraged neighbors.
If it gets environmental permits, Essroc Cement will be allowed to burn the waste to fuel a cement kiln without having the plant rezoned as a special hazardous waste disposal district, Michael Taggett, executive director of the Clark County Plan Commission, wrote to the company on Jan. 26, 2015.