A year ago, I went to California to participate in a scientific conference. After a couple of days, my mentor and I started to have trouble breathing. As two healthy adults, we wondered why this was happening. I did not know the answer at that time, but I did notice a pattern: Other female colleagues, […]
For background info, please read : DOJ sends letter, states reports on Orcem/VMT project are misleading For more details, please read: Comments on the VMT/Orcem Revised Operational Alternative Air Quality and Health Risk Assessment Please share !
By JOHN GLIDDEN | firstname.lastname@example.org | Vallejo Times Herald
PUBLISHED: November 12, 2018 at 5:41 pm | UPDATED: November 12, 2018 at 7:20 pm
The California Department of Justice has sent city officials a scathing letter arguing environmental documents prepared for the Orcem Americas and Vallejo Marine Terminal project are misleading and violate state law.
By JOHN GLIDDEN | email@example.com | Vallejo Times Herald PUBLISHED: November 5, 2018 at 5:59 pm | UPDATED: November 5, 2018 at 6:02 pm Vallejo Marine Terminal was slapped with a notice of default by the city of Vallejo in late September after the business failed to pay its annual rent for property it’s leasing […]
The Orcem Plant would be capable of operating in three different modes, as follows: • Mode 1: Import of GBFS (the primary raw material) and production of GGBFS. • Mode 2: Import of clinker and production of portland cement. • Mode 3: Import of GBFS and production of GGBFS , and import of portland cement. […]
Since Orcem cement plant only uses up to 40% of the total freight capacity of VMT (Vallejo Marine Terminal). No matter how complete the discussion of Orcem’s impact is, 60% of VMT freight’s impact is completely unaddressed in the EIR. This is a piecemeal approach in reporting environmental impact while the cumulative/total impact needs to […]
By Jay Gunkelman I have challenged the scientific validity of the Health Risk Assessment in Appendix D-1 of the Orcem/VMT environmental impact report (EIR). My assessment is that the Health Risk Assessment (HRA) and the modeling used by Orcem/VMT to measure particulate matter emissions is flawed. I believe: Orcem/VMT used the wrong guidelines for […]
You don’t like potholes? We have too many already in our city? ….Look at what big rigs can do to our city street. Learn from Dundalk Marine Terminal. It is happening there now. Proposed Orcem project will have 500 truck trips on our city street starting at 3 am. Who is going to pay for […]
By : Jeff Carlson/Vallejo We keep hearing that turning down the VMT/Orcem waterfront terminal and slag cement plant project would somehow be unfair to the applicants, or give Vallejo a reputation as unfriendly to business. Really? What’s fair about locating heavy industry in residential neighborhoods — polluting their air and filling their streets with a daily […]
By: ebbflowin Mare Island Naval Shipyard fought irrelevance for nearly a century. It was a geographically poor location, with existential military & logistical challenges. It is unequivocally true Vallejo was dependent on the Navy, and on war. I would venture to say this is due in part to a lack of imagination, not some manifest […]