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Gary, area officials say Summit, Inc. closure plan doesn’t go far enough

Posted on AllSides May 16th, 2024
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Area legislators and community members expressed their concerns with the modified closure plan for the Summit Inc. property in Gary during a Wednesday public hearing held by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. Many area officials, including Gary Mayor Eddie Melton, State Rep. Vernon Smith, D-Gary, and a representative from the office of U.S. Rep. Frank Mrvan, D-Highland, said the modified closure plan does not go far enough because it closes a small portion of the junkyard by 2030. Around 93% of the residents who live within one mile of...

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