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Mich. city to reassess GLE shredder consent

Keywords: Tags  auto shredder, GLE Scrap Metal, Nathan Zack, Melvindale city council, Michigan city council, Lisa Gordon

PITTSBURGH — GLE 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 GLE’s 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 "It hasn’t been rescinded; a motion was made to reconsider the vote," Corinne Galusky, corporation counsel for the city, said.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.

The Warren, Mich.-based recycler’s application was recommended by the local planning commission and approved by the council in August (, Aug. 15).

GLE president Nathan Zack told AMM he is optimistic that the permit to install the shredder will be approved.

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