December 1, 2023
Since 10/30/2023 EPA
has been on site washing and sorting the steel left behind by the My Way
Trading Warehouse Fire. Currently to date EPA has washed and removed 441,000lbs of steel from the site and sent it for recycling at a local facility. EPA
anticipates continuing to work on washing and sorting steel from the site for
the remainder of the calendar year.
October 17, 2023
EPA to Begin Hazardous Waste Cleanup at My Way Trading Warehouse Fire Stie In Richmond, Indiana.
EPA News Release - Link to News Release
On Tuesday, April 11, around 2:30 p.m. EDT, two warehouses
containing large amount of chipped, shredded and bulk recycled plastic caught
fire in Richmond, Indiana. The fire department is currently the lead agency for
the response. The Indiana Department of Emergency Management requested EPA
assistance and EPA was on site by 8 p.m. That evening, EPA, in consultation
with the responding local and state partners, established mobile air monitoring
locations at the site and in the community.
For More information on EPA activity prior to June 2023 please see: My Way Trading Previous Updates