- Associated Press - Thursday, February 18, 2016

SELLERSBURG, Ind. (AP) - Some residents have aired their concerns at a public meeting about a southern Indiana cement-making plant’s plans to use a new fuel type.

Essroc Cement Corp. applied for a state environmental permit to burn liquid waste-derived fuel in one of its cement kilns in the unincorporated Clark County community of Speed. The News and Tribune (http://bit.ly/1STUsEJ ) reports the public meeting hosted by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management was held Wednesday in nearby Sellersburg.

Some residents are concerned that burning the fuel could pose a public health and environmental threat. Matt Stuckey, Indiana Department of Environmental Management air permits branch chief, said burning the fuel wouldn’t increase the level of pollutants.

Stuckey the agency is required to issue a permit if Essroc meets state and federal requirements.

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Information from: News and Tribune, Jeffersonville, Ind., http://www.newsandtribune.com

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