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Protests against proposed cement plant

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According to various sources, environmental groups have outlined their opposition to a proposed cement plant and marine terminal in southwest Vallejo, USA.

The cement plant and Vallejo Marine Terminal would be located on a 39-acre site fronting the Mare Island Strait.

The cement plant would produce a high-performance, less-polluting alternative to traditional Portland Cement. Orcem would import most of the raw materials to manufacture the cement via shipping docks at the proposed Vallejo Marine Terminal wharf.

The Vallejo Marine Terminal would be prohibited from handling municipal waste, coal, petroleum coke or other petroleum-based products such as gasoline or crude oil.

Opponents are concerned about traffic, noise and toxic particulate matter and cement dust polluting Vallejo's poorest neighbourhoods to the east of the project.

Vallejo officials have said a hearing before the Planning Commission on the final environmental impact report is scheduled for October.

If the Planning Commission approves the final EIR, the project will go before the Vallejo City Council.

Edited from sources by Joseph Green. Sources: Times Herald Online, Patch, ABC 7 News

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