A zoning request for a concrete crushing and recycling operation in Wheatland Township, Ill., was postponed, according to The Herald-News. Boughton Materials wants to add a concrete crushing and recycling unit to its limestone quarry at 22750 W. Hassert Blvd., but neighbors who live near the site fear a toxic dust will float over their homes. They also have concerns about water runoff from stored concrete contaminating the adjacent DuPage River and increased truck traffic mixing with teen drivers from Plainfield East High School.
Company officials say the concrete recycling operation will be a minuscule part of their business. The company will take precautions to prevent environmental issues for nearby residential areas and truck traffic would only increase by five to 10 trucks a day. In addition to the zoning change from agricultural to industrial, the company also would need a special use permit.