Permission Sought for Waste Disposal Site
Matt Driskill; Journal Record Reporter, THE JOURNAL RECORD
American Medical Disposal Inc. has filed an application with the Oklahoma City Planning Commission for permission to locate a waste disposal facility in northeast Oklahoma City.
The company plans to use an existing building at 15 NE 47th St. to dispose of "nonhazardous" biomedical waste, according to city records.
City staff said in a report to the commission that facilities of this kind normally locate on five-acre sites, although this application covers less than 1.25 acres. The city is also questioning whether radioactive, pharmaceutical or chemical wastes would be processed here and called for additional guarantees from American Medical prior to approval. The city also said in the staff report that nearby office workers "could experience psychological unease" because of the kinds of material the facility would process. Company officials did not return phone calls seeking comment. Meanwhile, the commission will also consider the following: * Final Plat of Brasswood located south of NW 150th Street and west of Western Avenue. * Final Plat of The Gates at Brasswood located south of NW 150th Street and west of Western Avenue. * Application by Francis Tuttle Vocational Technical School District #21 to rezone 15001 Columbia Drive from the PUD-231 Planned Unit Development District to the PUD Planned Unit Development District. * Application by OTB-OKC Meridian Inc. for an ABC-2 Alcoholic Beverage Consumption, Restaurant With Alcohol District overlaying the I-2 Moderate Industrial District, located at 120 S. Meridian Ave. * Application by Las Chalupas for an ABC-1 Alcoholic Beverage Consumption, Restaurant With Limited Alcohol District overlaying the C-3 Community Commercial District, located at 2302 N. MacArthur Blvd. …