solid waste disposal and recycling

nwitimes.com

Today:   an extended coversation with Speros Batistatos of the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority, who attended a briefing on the feasibility study for a new convention center in Lake County.  The consultant hired by the Northwest Indiana Regional Planning Commission, at the request of county government, met with Batistatos and several local officials before the study was officially released this week.  He talks about potential sites, potential ways to pay for it, and the local cooperation that will be needed to make it a successful project.

metro recycling

Today:   An extensive conversation with Neil Samahon, the CEO of Metro Recycling -- northwest Indiana's  metals recycling operation.  The company, based in Blue Island but with big operations in Griffith and Valparaiso,  just received a "Business of the Year" award from Northwest Indiana Partners for Clean Air.  Neil talks about not only his operations -- but about the impact that overseas trade and tariff issues can have on the business.

There are usually two sides (perhaps more) to a controversial issue.  This controversy surrounds a proposal by Merrillville-based Maya Energy LLC to build a solid waste materials processing facility in Gary.  Lakeshore Public Radio offers, first, the proposal from Maya Energy and, secondly,  the viewpoint of environmentalists and the businesses and residents affected by it.

Here is James Ventura, a former East Chicago city councilman who is the principal of Maya Energy LLC, when he came on "Regionally Speaking" on March 12th.