Toxic emissions from asphalt plants fall within a two-mile radius of the facility. There are 7,000 residents, six schools with 2,500 students, and 10,000 monthly trail users who work, live and play within a two-mile radius of the site. Lincoln Middle School is a mere 1/2 mile away. You can see the stacks from their soccer fields. The new Science and Discovery Museum, much of Old Town and City Park are all within two miles and all are directly impacted by these hazardous pollutants. The Poudre River, one of the last wild and scenic rivers in the country, and a major water source for Fort Collins, lies only feet from the plant.
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Getting involved and staying informed is most important. You can do this right here. It is important that the City of Fort Collins and Larimer County hear your voice. Follow the link below to access key contacts for you to voice your concern or for information that you can print and distribute to neighbors and organizations. pe your paragraph here.
Citizens Against Asphalt Toxins (CAAT) is seeking the permanent relocation of Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. Taft Hill Drum Mix Asphalt Plant. Despite concerns expressed by Larimer County and the City of Fort Collins, this plant received a state air pollution permit to produce 475,000 tons of asphalt per year on a site that is less than 1/2 mile from schools and other sensitive areas.
If you smell asphalt fumes from the plant or are bothered in anyway, please e-mail Doug Ryan (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment. You can also call Doug at 970-498-6777.
Fort Collins is one of the best places to live in the country. Don't let heavy industry pollute the air we breathe and the water we drink. Our quality of life, our property values and our health and well-being are at risk.
Welcome to Citizens Against Asphalt Toxins (CAAT). We are glad you are here! CAAT is a coalition of neighbors, HOAs, NPOs and businesses seeking the permanent relocation of Martin Marietta's Taft Hill Drum Mix Asphalt Facility.