MOE Approval for Lystek
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 1:58 PMby
Lystek receives MOE approval to finish construction and begin operation in 2013.
It's full speed ahead now for the controversial Lystek plant in the Eco Park in Dundalk.
Director of Business Development Kevin Litwiller tells Bayshore Broadcasting News they have received final Ministry of Environment approval.
There are actually three approvals granted on Tuesday -- one for waste, air and storm and surface water.
Litwiller says they are ecstatic that the green light has finally been given to the project.
MOE approvals took about a year, and Lystek has been bogged down in a battle with some opponents over it's building permit, and a blockade that lasted three months.
Litwiller says the six to seven million dollar project will now kick into high gear and they hope to be producing waste to fertilizer by early 2013.
He claims the overall investment in the area including spin-offs is approaching 10 million dollars and about 15 full time jobs will be created.
Meanwhile, the battle with the Southgate Public Interest Research Group, or SPIRG, is not over.
They'll return to court seeking legal costs for the fight over the building permit.
Litwiller says while Southgate wants to recover about 78 thousand dollars in legal fees, Lystek's court costs are significantly more than that.