Protect our community by saying no to expansion and Permanent Asphalt plant.
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We say NO to Kilgore's request to become a permanent ASPHALT PLANT and expanding onto 60 acres of BLM property.
The proposed site where Kilgore is operating on a temporary permit, and the 60 acres of BLM property where expansion is proposed, is located on or adjacent to Utah Lake and Benjamin Wetlands.
Protect West Mountain's watershed from BIODIVERSITY DEGRADATION CONTAMINATION
● Many organisms, such as fish and wildlife, lack a metabolic detoxification enzyme system, that tend to accumulate poly-nuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PNAs), an extremely dangerous carcinogen. In other words... reptiles, amphibians, waterfowl, fish and wildlife of the Benjamin Wetlands and Utah Lake could become toxic as the entire ecosystem will be contaminated through the domino effect of the food chain.
TOXIC EMISSIONS & HUMAN HEALTH
● the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that a typical hot 'batch' mix asphalt plant emits over 74,000 lb/year of pollutants into the air and environment, and a typical ‘drum’ mix asphalt plant emits about 83,000 lb/yr of pollutants into the air and environment.
The EPA ‘worst source model’ predicted that acceptable ambient levels of arsenic exceeded 3,500 meters from the plant and Benzene exceeded 3,000 meters from the plant. Therefore, anything within a 3 - 3.5 km radius of the proposed plant will be directly contaminated by cancer causing carcinogenic emissions.
● A US regional environmental organization "BREDL", concluded in one of their studies that nearly half of the residents reported negative impacts on their health from a new asphalt plant. The door-to-door health survey found 45% of residents living within a half mile of the plant reported a deterioration of their health, which began after the plant opened.
● Available epidemiological studies have shown statistically significant links between childhood leukemia and exposure to pollutants such as hydrocarbons and metal fumes (like arsenic) and statistically significant links between exposure to asphalt fumes and a variety of cancers.
WATER & WELL CONTAMINATION
● Kilgore's temporary asphalt plant and proposed permanent asphalt plant is located over the aquifer our drinking water is from.
● This is the aquafier that supplies the wells all of us drink from.
● Will the mining process and removal of soil cause contamination of our water?
● Will the blasting of the bedrock cause contamination of our water?
We are requesting the Temporary Asphalt Plant permit be terminated, and the the application for a permanent asphalt plant be denied.
● Kilgore has promoted themselves as good neighbors.
● We believe their actions have demonstrated to the contrary.
● Kilgore's Management has stated 80% of the community supports the asphalt plant. This petition proves our community does not support the Temporary asphalt plant and believes it is not in the best interest of our communities health and safety to allow Kilgore be a permanent asphalt plant and expand onto 60 acres of BLM property.
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