FORT WAYNE, IN (NBC, FORT WAYNE) – On Monday night, members of the Fort Wayne Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve the major development of a new recycling plant.
Proposed by Exurban, the plant will be built on the northeast corner of East Paulding Road and Adams Center Road.
Several residents of southeastern Fort Wayne attended the poll and expressed their dissatisfaction with the results of the poll.
“Do they want their families to live next to poisonous plants? With all the smog and all the smut and everything else that comes from this plant?” said Jesse Jackson, who lives in southeastern Fort Wayne. , said:
Jackson says he worries about the potential risks from contamination, not just for him, but for future generations as well.
“Children are our future. said Jackson.
Wes Adams, co-founder of Exurban USA, told me he doesn’t think the facility will cause pollution.
“We don’t think this will be a major source of pollution in the area,” Adams said. “Because we have zero waste from our facility, we have zero expected water and zero solid waste, and to ensure that we do not have a large amount of waste from this facility, we have the highest available of air quality emission control equipment.”
Adams said the new facility will bring 150 new jobs to Fort Wayne in three shifts. He also says he understands the frustration from the community, but thinks it will be a good addition to the city overall.
“Give us a chance to win your trust…we are here to make the world a greener place,” said Adams. “We are dedicated to reducing our carbon footprint and I believe that over time we will prove to be a strong member of the Fort Wayne community.”
Exurban officials say the facility will be the world’s first zero-waste recycling facility for electronic scrap metal.
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