Scrap Metal Inc.s plan to install an auto shredder in
Melvindale, Mich., has hit a snag as local officials appear to
be backpedaling on their earlier approval of the project.
The Melvindale City
Council at a Sept. 18 public hearing will reconsider GLEs
proposal for a 2,500-horsepower auto shredder with a downstream
sorting system that will generate 8,000 gross tons of shredded
scrap per month. "It hasnt been rescinded; a motion was
made to reconsider the vote," Corinne Galusky, corporation
counsel for the city, said.
The request to rescind
the approval and readdress the matter was made within 48 hours
of the vote on behalf of a member of the council who wished to
become more educated on the project.
Mich.-based recyclers application was recommended by the
local planning commission and approved by the council in August
amm.com, Aug. 15).
GLE president Nathan
Zack told AMM he is optimistic that the permit to
install the shredder will be approved.