More Crescent Valley residents raise concerns over Zinc Resources facility
A Zinc facility wants to build their next factory in Crescent Valley, causing Victoria County residents to raise air quality concerns.
VICTORIA, Texas – Mark Caylor, a local resident, has lived in Crescent Valley for 23 years.
After conversing with a friend last week, he found out that a recycling plant is planning to build their facility near his residency in the block of Alabama avenue.
“I was curious about what it was, so I started going a little bit of research,” Caylor said. “Just to see what the plant was and what it did. What was going to be involved in their process. Just those few days, I found out, there’s a lot of things that concern me about the process. about the emissions that are going to be emitted from the stacks.”
Since he does live two hundred yards from the railroad track, near the facility’s proposed building area, Caylor is concerned about the excess residue from the factory and whether it might affect the air quality of all families living in this area.
“I have heard that the company that is wanting to install this plant does not want to meet with the public,” he said. “They don’t want to have a public meeting. Why? Why do they not want to tell us what they’re going to do? You know? Are they hiding something? I don’t know, but why don’t they want to meet with the people in this neighborhood. Especially, the people that are going to be closest to that plant. Why don’t they not want to meet with us and assure us that it’s going to be okay? I just want the audience to know the potential hazards that this plant is going to cause.”
As a grandfather and owner of three pets, Caylor is concerned for his wife, grandchildren, and all neighbors living in Crescent Valley.
There are at least two farms in this area, so he is also concerned about how these toxins would affect the farmers families livestock and their income.
According to a United Kingdom scientific journal, zinc toxicity in plants can reduce their root growth.
Now the neighborhood plans to have a meeting.
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