Irvine Neighbors Impacted by All American Asphalt Deserve a Public City Council Hearing

Irvine Neighbors Impacted by All American Asphalt Deserve a Public City Council Hearing

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Petition to
Irvine City Council

Why this petition matters

Started by Irvine Neighbors

North Irvine residents have faced a growing public health concern due to the emissions by All American Asphalt. Though the Asphalt Plant has been in business for decades, only recently did they begin melting old tires (crumb rubber) and using Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement, emitting noxious fumes to nearby homes and schools.

In addition to our neighbors, thousands of Irvine students (pre-K - 12th grade) and school staff have experienced the noxious odors, sometimes even while inside school classrooms. We urgently need the air quality addressed for the sake of our children and families' health and safety. 

All American Asphalt has received several Notices of Violations for non-compliance and is the largest producer of Group One Carcinogens in Irvine. These emissions include benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene (TCE), toluene, and hexavalent chromium.

A Community Meeting was held on July 28, 2021 hosted by Councilmember Agran, along with Non-Toxic Neighborhood's advisor Dean Baker MD, MPH, residents and IUSD students. The meeting provided the community an opportunity to share concerns and experiences. Listen to Dr. Baker's important remarks and analysis.

Thousands of Irvine students and families have been impacted by the odors and thousands of reports have been filed by residents and yet our City Council has not allowed this item to be placed on the City Council agenda. 

On January 20, 2022, Councilmember Larry Agran submitted his second memo seeking to place this public health issue on the City Council agenda. The first memo was submitted on August 3, 2021. None of our remaining four Councilmembers have supported the memos, preventing this public health concern from being given a public hearing.

We simply ask that our Irvine City Council, who we elected to represent our needs and concerns, place this item on the City Council agenda for formal discussion. Irvine residents deserve to be heard. 

Mayor Farrah Khan, Councilmembers Anthony Kuo, Mike Carroll, and Tammy Kim, please support Councilmember Agran's memo and place the All American Asphalt issue on the February 22, 2022 City Council agenda at the latest, or call a special meeting prior to that date, for the purposes of a discussion and a plan. 

Thank you for your urgent attention to this important health concern. 

- Irvine Neighbors Impacted by All American Asphalt

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