An Environmental Justice Analysis prepared by Land Economics Consultants, LLC for DUDEK, the consultants hired by The City of Vallejo for the environmental impact report on the ORCEM cement plant and industrial port proposed for South Vallejo has just been released. The report indicates that, “significant and unavoidable” cumulative environmental impacts would result should the plan go forward. Projected Nitrogen Dioxide levels from the cement plant are projected to exceed Bay Area Air Quality Management District thresholds resulting in, “adverse human health effects,” and a “risk to public health,” according to the report.
The report concludes that emissions from the cement plant would, “create an adverse and disproportionate impact on the low-income populations of area A,”* although it stops short of indicating that minority populations would be disproportionately impacted in the context of the diverse population mix in Vallejo.
It is worth noting that this report has been completed well past the period of public comment on this project leaving no opportunity for Vallejo residents to make public comment.
Here is the report in its entirety for you to examine: