KEEP Greenfield Ave GREEN! SHUT DOWN the Cement plant!

KEEP Greenfield Ave GREEN! SHUT DOWN the Cement plant!

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Keep GREENfield Ave GREEN! SHUT DOWN the Cement plant!

We, the neighbors of Greenfield Avenue are asking the US Cement Inc, on 118 Greenfield Avenue to relocate and the Department of Urban Planning to rezone the site. These cement plants are located amidst predominantly residential homes, schools, daycares, churches, restaurants and small businesses, operating extensive hours, approximately from 5AM to 5PM, Monday to Saturday.

The health and environmental impacts of the dust, fumes and noise pollution within our residential neighborhoods is significantly threatening our health, environment, property values and quality of life.


Some of these health hazards caused by the cement plants include, breathing problems, quality of sleep, headaches, reduced appetite, throat and eye irritation, cough, and increased risk of cancers. On a daily basis, this can affect breathing and may aggravate existing respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. Sensitive populations include asthmatics, individuals with bronchitis or emphysema, children, and the elderly. 

The cement plants are not only a public nuisance emitting terrible odors, dust, air and noise pollution, our roads, landscapes, facades and front yards are inevitably always covered by the heavy dust. Residents nearby are significantly impacted by the filthy streetscapes to enjoy their outside spaces. Hence their property values are definitely depreciated as the trucks are constantly transporting and spilling the cement mix, damaging curbs, creating potholes and leaving crumbling and filthy streetscapes in the neighborhood. There is also a risk of fire and explosion from the plants. 


It certainly causes health and environmental hazards for everyone in the area, emitting terrible odors, dust, air and noise pollution. We are asking the borough councils and the department of city planning to do the right thing for our children today and make their health and well-being a priority by finding a new home for these plants. 


By signing this petition, you can help to build a cleaner healthier tomorrow. Polluting industries do not belong in our residential neighborhoods. Let’s work toward changing the zoning assignment for this property at 118 Greenfield Avenue! 

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