VINCENNES, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – An end-of-life military dismantling and recycling facility plans to expand in Knox County.

The facility is operated by Metallum LLC, a client of Moench Engineering in Plainfield, Indiana.

This matter will be heard in at a Knox County Zoning Board meeting on July 21st.

However, some area residents have some concerns about the potential expansion. Troy Sweeney lives in the area of Mount Zion Road, where the facility is located, and said that he’s received minimal information about the project.

Sweeney explained that one of his main concerns is possible sound pollution in the area, and how this could impact potential property values.

He suggested that other nonresidential areas could be a better fit.

“There’s so many areas around Knox County and Vincennes that are industrial sites,” Sweeney said. “Why bring that to a community that’s quiet and residential if it’s going to have processes that affect our quality of life here.”