Revised Order Against C&C Salvage Filed In Court

Starke County Courthouse

The revised injunction against C&C Salvage in Knox has been filed in the Starke Circuit Court.

The order was filed against C&C Salvage after the Planning Commission says they learned C&C Salvage did not have the proper permits from the commission to expand its operations, but James Campbell, the owner of C&C Salvage, had expanded the salvage and junk yard to the south, nearly doubling its size. Further, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management conducted an inspection in May and found several violations of both state and federal laws.

The attorney for the Starke County Plan Commission, Steven Dodge, was instructed by Judge Kim Hall to revise the order and clarify a few points that Campbell said he was unsure about.

According to the revised injunction, James Campbell – the owner of C&C Salvage – is prohibited from using the land he has expanded his salvage and junk yard operation onto until he has obtained the necessary permits from the Starke County Plan Commission, as well as any permits required by state and federal authorities. Campbell is also required to correct the violations outlined in the report from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, which noted hazardous waste management practices, waste tire management, and the lack of a salvage motor vehicle license.

Campbell is ordered to pay $300 per day for every day he is in violation of county, state, and federal laws since July 30.