Port commissioners discuss hazardous waste facility

Port of Victoria commissioners heard a presentation from HDR Engineering on Thursday about an air quality permit submitted by Zinc Resources. The company has proposed to build a hazardous waste processing facility on 25 acres at the port’s north industrial site.

An air quality analyst said a proposed hazardous waste facility at the Port of Victoria appears likely to meet state regulatory standards at a public meeting Thursday.

Zinc Resources has proposed to invest $55 million-60 million into an EAF dust recycling facility, which would provide about 60 full-time jobs with an annual payroll of about $2.5 million. Some residents have expressed opposition to the proposal over concerns that the facility would generate pollutants in close proximity to the city.

Zinc Resources proposed EAF dust recycling facility

Zinc Resources has proposed building an EAF dust recycling facility at the Port of Victoria’s north industrial site on 25 acres of land that would be leased from the port.

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David Stringfellow

It is fast and easy to submit comments and questions on this TCEQ permit application at https://www14.tceq.texas.gov/epic/eComment/index.cfm?fuseaction=per.p3. Just enter "164399" for the "TCEQ Permit Number".

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