A concrete manufacturer in Cicero, N.Y., is facing questions from neighbors and officials over plans for a bituminous plant, and it all comes down to the definition of asphalt. Local zoning codes prohibit the "manufacture or processing of asphalt," but Riccelli Enterprises states that the asphalt will only be a component of the mix it would be supplying. According to an report from localsyr.com:
The planning board's decision can and may face legal challenges from either side.
"There's a limit to how much cancer causing materials they can let into the air. Any amount is not acceptable to me. It's not in the code," said Terri Luckett, who lives near the proposed site. "We all bought our homes with the understanding that the zoning code was going to protect us from facilities like this and we rely on that."
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