The Maryland Department of the Environment will hold a public meeting April 6 at 7 p.m. at South Hagerstown High School's auditorium on the expansion of Clean Rock Industries Inc.'s permit for storage of oil-contaminated soil at its recycling plant.
Clean Rock president Vincent Iuliano said the permit for oily soil storage at the facility at 1469 Oak Ridge Place was increasing from 80,000 tons of oily soil storage to 100,000 tons. Clean Rock opened with a permit for 12,000 tons of storage capacity, he said.
All of the soil would be stored on impervious surfaces, preventing any ground water contamination, Iuliano said.
Clean Rock transforms the soil into a soil cement, he said.
The plant has recycled more than 500,000 tons since it opened in 1992, he said.