Cass County officials secretly made many decisions and promises to WSP before going public.
The product that WSP extracts from hazardous waste is zinc oxide, a hazardous waste. Besides zinc oxide, the plant will produce hazardous slag, hazardous air pollutants, and hazardous fugitive emissions.
Waelz Sustainable Products (WSP) is a partnership of two businesses that make their money hauling, incinerating, and processing hazardous wastes.
Cass County and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation failed to investigate WSP’s environmental record. Protestors have been doing that work.
Particulate matter and mercury top the list of health concerns.
These poisons affect vital organs, including children's lungs and hearts.
WSP anticipates emitting as much as 171.13 tons of particulate matter per year.
Emissions can’t be calculated and won’t be measured.
Millport experienced declining living standards and population after WSP's Sister Plant came to town.
Toxicology reports have detected lead in the air in Palmerton downwind of zinc recycling plant.
American Zinc Recycling failed Calumet City, as well as their own employees.
WSP slinks out of town after experts come forward to share dangers of Waelz plant.