Cleanup set for 200,000 waste tires left at Indiana business

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State environmental officials are stepping in to clean up nearly 200,000 shredded tires left at a former central Indiana recycling business.

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management estimates cleaning up the Green Tire Reclamation site in Anderson could cost up to $262,000 and will take about a year. The tires have been cut into 2-inch chunks and stacked in massive piles on the property, which appears abandoned, The Anderson Herald-Bulletin reported.

The business opened in 2012 with permission to store 5,000 waste tires it would shred for uses such as being burned in power plants or as construction fill. But business owner Dan McKenzie said in 2014 he hadn't been able to find enough buyers for the shredded tires.

McKenzie didn't return phone calls to comment on the cleanup.

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