Mrs. Mary Ellen Urban
8205 Fort Dade Avenue
Brooksville, FL 34601
August 3, 2015
Mr. David Read
Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection
Division of Air Resource Management
Office of Permitting and Compliance
2600 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400
Dear Mr. Read:
RE: Draft/Proposal Permit #0530021-054-AV
CEMEX Construction Material Florida, LLC, Brooksville, Florida
Please turn down CEMEX state permit to extend the air pollutants permit for the Brooksville South Cement Plant OR even issue any new permit for this outdated coal burning plant that has been cited 19 times since 2001 for mercury missions that exceeded air quality standards and is considered a major source of air pollution under current state and federal laws.
CEMEX has burned improper items at the coal burning plant, has not reclaimed abandoned old mining areas in a timely manner, built a gigantic dirt ramp in anticipation of a conveyor belt over a canopy road for a mining proposal that was withdrawn and county commissioners actually spent taxpayer dollars to change the location of a road extension for powerful businessmen that own the land in anticipation of CEMEX mining on the property without having a road extension bisecting the property…..and I could go on. Some items are well documented, others are local knowledge.
As a resident and volunteer with neighborsagainstmining.org, I am asking that you put a permanent moratorium on permitting for this CEMEX plant. Hernando County has become way too populous for CEMEX to continue to mine here. Please visit neighborsagainstmining.org on Facebook for more information.
Mary Ellen Urban
CC: Senator Wilton Simpson
Vice Chair, Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee Of the State of Florida
10 West Jefferson Street
P.O. Box 938
Brooksville, FL 34605