Industrial plants in residential zones

United States
February 28, 2008 1:58am CST
A 1000 acres was recently rezoned in Effingham County for the use of commercial Industrial warehousing 24/7 facility and no one knows what will be housed in the warehouses and over 1500 diesel trucks will be in and out a day and a rail road directly in the warehouse. The people were not notified except for a hndful and were not given any other notice and when they were trying to find out the health risks they have learnd that Effingham County Ga. does not have to discuss any possible health risk to the public at all. If a industrial plant was going up next to your home and with in 5 miles of your schools or day cares would you protest? would you simply say its business? would you aks questions? would you sign petitions?
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@junko704 (134)
• Philippines
28 Feb 08
hi there, yes maam i would definitely would ask questions and i would definitelt protest. not just for my own safety but for the children most especially. industrial plants are a possible threat to health.. you should really do something about it and talk to your neighbors about what action you can do with the problem.
• United States
28 Feb 08
Yes there is a online petition and paper petition and neighbors have started a protest and are having meetings with devlopers later in march that is what the concern is about is health, industrial helath hazzards ahuge in america and not only can the lungs be affected but babies not yet born can be deformed or born with syndromes, theres much to be concerned about and thats why I wanted to get others oppinons.
@junko704 (134)
• Philippines
28 Feb 08
good luck with your fight!
@pergammano (7691)
• Canada
28 Feb 08
You have got to be kidding me! Where do you live! This is absolutely one of the most absurd things I have heard of in a long time. All of you ban together, and contact every environmentalist you know! This is one case for a major protest. Do not let this rest. I would do anything, and everything to stop this. Do you NOT have land zoning bylaws? Boy, you've got me fired up and I have to go to work. Do not rest...ban together. There is Industrial zoned land for this.