Waelz Sustainable Products has requested a permit to emit 1,000 pounds of lead to the air per year, though their air permit application states that the facility will have a potential to emit up to 1,800 pounds per year.  Lead tends to settle out of the air in the first few miles, and lead is a forever pollutant that doesn’t break down over time. If 1000 pounds are emitted this year and again next year and the next, the lead will accumulate and the soil nearby will get increasingly contaminated.