Re: “Residents decry ‘noxious odors’ from concrete plant” [Volume 25, Issue 12 or bit.ly/2ZKS2iJ]
Your article on Superior Concrete and Asphalt was interesting and well-received.
I would like to point out that Superior has been a problem since long before the ‘90s.
All us original owners were required to sign a form, acknowledging that we understood that blasting would occur at the plant. However, we were not informed that it would occur every working weekday (always exactly at noon). The blasts would literally shake the entire neighborhood, producing clouds of dust everywhere in our neighborhood.
On one occasion, an excessive amount of dynamite was apparently used, and a huge boulder was thrown across Mission Gorge Road, penetrating the roof of a two-story home.
Many things have changed, as you noted in your article. The expansion of that plant’s capacity to include asphalt in the amount of 510 tons/hour production, is not only distressing to me, but alarming.
— Ed León
Smell in the air was overwhelming again this morning in Allied Gardens. I live across the street from Grant Hill Park and the smell hit me as soon as I opened the door this morning.
— Elizabeth Howard
I was told you might be writing about Ready Mix on Mission Gorge. They have been a very bad neighbor for a very long time. They burn rubber and other compounds to produce asphalt and the toxic fumes consume our homes to the point you can’t be outdoors. It causes a burning sensation in the lungs and the neighborhood gets covered in black dust. Calls to the San Diego County Air Pollution Control District yield little to no results.
Thank you for exposing this local health hazard.
— Oded Moore