Tags:From the folks at People Advocating Real Conservancy (PARC)
The Public Hearing on the proposed Blue Ridge Concrete Plant in Weaverville is tomorrow. Please come if you can.
It's Wednesday, May 26th, from 6 to 9PM, at the North Buncombe High School, 890 Clarks Chapel Road.
Residents are strongly opposed to this. The proposed plant is in the middle of a residential area, and concrete plants emit dangerous particles of arsenic, lead and chromium.
Most nearby houses are uphill from the site, which means the wind will blow toxins from the smokestacks directly into residents' windows.
This site is also located near five schools, all less than 1.5 miles away. Would you want your children breathing in these chemicals?
Many of the neighbors also have health issues that will be worsened by dangerous emissions. Health professionals at Asheville Pulmonology concur that this plant could easily make nearby homes uninhabitable.
Additionally, the topography of the area is a bowl that collects and holds air pollution. A concrete plant here will only exacerbate the situation.
Please attend this important meeting and voice your opinions. Facilities like this belong in an industrial area!
Directions to the Public Hearing --
• Go north on 19/23 to Weaverville;
• Take exit 17, then go left onto North Buncombe School Road, which turns into Mars Hill Highway;
• Go left at Clarks Chapel Road, and continue to Buncombe High on your right.
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