LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 20, 2015) — Liberty Tire Recycling L.L.C. has officially closed the Louisville tire recycling plant that was damaged in a fire last November.
According to a company statement issued Aug. 19, Liberty Tire worked with the State of Kentucky on the discontinuation of collection and processing activities in Louisville with the goal of closing the plant July 31.
“The company successfully achieved that goal,” Liberty Tire said. Although the company has left the site permanently, it said it will continue to work onsite with the state to complete the agreed-upon remediation there.
The plant, located on Bohannon Avenue in Louisville, caught fire Nov. 3, 2014. The blaze began in a 30-foot outdoor pile of scrap tires, just as state inspectors arrived to see if Liberty Tire was complying with orders issued after the Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection issued citations at the site in June 2014.
According to a report in the Louisville Courier-Journal, Liberty Tire has agreed to pay a $40,000 fine following an investigation by state regulators.