PUBLIC HEARING ON ASPHALT PLANT
UPDATE: August 8, 2000, the
North Carolina Division of Air Quality issued a
new air permit for the Rhodes Brothers asphalt
plant in Macon County.
May 30, 2000 - 6:30 PM
Franklin High School
NC Division of Air Quality will accept written
comments until June 15. A decision is expected by
Submit written comments to:
N.C. Department of Environment and
Division of Air Quality
1641 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, North Carolina 27699-1641
Telephone: (919) 715-6243
BREDL would like
to have people call NC Governor Jim Hunt at
1-800-662-7952 and demand: "No
second chance for polluters--no air pollution
permit for Rhodes Brothers asphalt plant."
BREDL and NACAP are calling on the NC Division of
Air Quality to deny the Rhodes Brothers
permit. By law, the state must consider a
company's track record and financial status
before issuing an air pollution permit.
These and other matters will be presented at the
state's public hearing.
Rhodes Brothers Paving wants to operate an
asphalt plant on the banks of the Cullasaja
River. All asphalt plants emit huge amounts
of air pollution, and this 37 year old plant is
allowed to have twice the visible pollution of
newer plants. State officials cancelled the
first air pollution permit for this plant.
A new permit, if issued, would allow the plant to
emit over 83,000 pounds of toxic air pollution
per year including:
These data are taken from the NC Division of Air
Quality's May 2000 draft air permit # 08887R00
for Rhodes Brothers Paving.
More info: Rhodes
Brothers Asphalt Plant