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Environmentalists Express Concerns About Proposed Recycling Center in Enumclaw, Wash.

Buckley Recycle Center
The environmentalists claim the recycling center could affect the Green River and other natural environments and increase traffic and noise.

Nonprofit preservationist group Green River Coalition and local community group Friends of Brass Lake are expressing their concerns about a proposed material processing facility in Enumclaw, Wash., which the groups claim could affect the Green River and other natural environments and increase traffic and noise.

Buckley Recycle Center, the company behind the proposed project, is currently going through the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) process to determine whether its project directly or indirectly affects the environment around it. And the Department of Permitting and Environmental Review is currently in the early stages of reviewing the proposal and will make a decision after the comment period for the SEPA process ends later this month.  

The Courier-Herald has more information:

A proposed material processing facility outside of Enumclaw has some local conservationists worried about how it may affect the Green River and other natural environments.

Ronald Shear, co-operator of Buckley Recycle Center (BRC), is starting the process to relocate his Auburn business to just south of the Bass Lake Complex and along Enumclaw-Franklin Road on Aug. 15.

Buckley Recycle Center recycles land-clearing debris like vegetation, stumps and logs, concrete and asphalt to turn into various agricultural products, like hog fuel, mulch and top soil.

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