PITTSBURGH A David J.
Joseph Co. (DJJ) subsidiary has sought permission to operate a
surface mine in Missouri in order to expand the processing area
at one of its auto-shredding facilities.
The company did not return calls
for comment, but according to documents filed with the state,
Advantage Metals Recycling LLC has applied for a permit from
the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to mine limestone
on a 21-acre parcel adjacent to its Jackson County
Mining the parcel to be level
with the elevation of the scrapyard will allow Kansas City,
Mo.-headquartered Advantage Metals to expand its processing
area and provide a basin for stormwater control, it said in the
The 10-year mining effort would
take place in three phases, with an approximate start date of
The recycler owns the property
and the mineral rights. Cincinnati, Ohio-based DJJ picked up
the site in 2008 when it purchased the assets of Galamba Metals
Group LLC (
amm.com, Feb. 20, 2008). The location had
previously been mined but the permit expired in 2008.
A public notice is now running
in local papers and interested parties have 15 days to request
a formal hearing or informal meeting on the matter.