Concrete plant remains a health worry

Re: Concrete plant under fire, News, June 8, 2011.

Re: Concrete plant under fire, News, June 8, 2011.

I contacted the Ministry of Environment early 2010 and was advised that Tower Concrete was ordered to have an environmental impact completed last summer 2010 to determine if there was a health concern for residents of Langford.

The Ministry of Environment advised that the assessment was delayed to fall of 2010, and here we are 10 months later still waiting to determine if we are breathing dangerous particles.

Hexavalent chromium is a cancer carcinogen and is a concern with concrete manufacturing.

Langford should have the power to shut down or fine on a daily business any operation that is not compliant with local zoning.

Perhaps it is time for residents to rally to get the action that is required to ensure the wellbeing of our neighbourhood.

Bernadette Coupe

Langford

 

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