Prevent Lehigh Hanson's proposed quarry in SE Guilford County!
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Lehigh Hanson is lobbying to build an aggregate quarry in southeast Guilford County. The proposed site is 352 acres and sits just outside the town limits of Pleasant Garden, NC. This quiet, rural community has no other industrial occupants. If approved, this quarry would dramatically and permanently alter the landscape of our community.
This petition is for the people who might not live in the area but want to help preserve it. This is the place for you to stand with those who oppose the quarry.
Do you visit Hagan-Stone Park? Do you cycle on the bike routes? Do you get your produce from a local CSA? Does your child play baseball or soccer on the community fields? Do you worship in one of the many local churches? Does your child spend time at Quaker Lake Camp?
• The community's water supply would be in danger! Blasting could cause a cone of depression which would lead to our wells drying up. The quarry would use a substantial amount of water in an area known to have water issues.
• Homes are at risk! Blasts from the quarry must be monitored by seismographs. The explosions would potentially crack foundations and jeopardize the integrity of structures.
• Their air quality would likely be compromised! There are number of pollutants in the emissions from quarries and increased emissions from machinery and trucks. One of the mining byproducts is silica dust, which causes silicosis - an often fatal lung disease.
• Their roads could not handle the increased traffic! An estimated 270+ round trips a day equals roughly 1 dump truck every 2.5 minutes. Every proposed truck route utilizes 2-lane roads that would be shared by school buses, farming equipment cyclists and the public.
HELP US PRESERVE OUR COMMUNITY AND IDENTITY!
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