WSP and Logansport

Yard signs in opposition to the WSP zinc plant are all over Logansport and Cass County.

Logansport officially came out today [Monday, Aug. 3] against the proposed zinc reclamation plant that Waelz Sustainable Products Incorporated (WSP) intends to build in the Cass County Agribusiness Park.

At the Logansport City Council meeting, the council members voted unanimously to pass a resolution labeled “supporting the advancement of only environmentally friendly economic development in Logansport and Cass County.”

The resolution refers to WSP specifically, and in conclusion states, “The Common Council of the City of Logansport cannot support the WSP heavy industry project currently being considered for our county agri-business park.”

It also notes that Logansport represents nearly half the county’s residents and lists the city’s moves to make itself more ecologically friendly, from shutting down the coal power plant to working to install a solar panel field on the city’s west side.

Logansport’s Mayor Chris Martin has previously spoke out against WSP locating in the county.

Cass County residents and members of the Cass County Citizens Coalition had approached the City Council at its July 6 meeting about taking a stand against WSP.

More details on the resolution will appear in Wednesday’s Pharos-Tribune.

Reach James D. Wolf Jr. at james.wolf@pharostribune.com or 574-732-5117

Twitter @JamesDWolfJr

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