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Cement quarry impact meeting tonight

Turn out to Los Altos Hills Town Hall at 6 p.m. tonight to hear the latest evironmental impact assessment for the cement plant and quarry located in the hills south of town.

Residents concerned about the chemicals and particulate matter released from the plant can ask questions and hear from staff of the regional air and water quality boards as to what regulations and enforcement monitor the facility.

The public information forum focuses on a study Los Altos and Los Altos Hills officials jointly commissioned to assess air and water quality predictions for the Lehigh Southwest Permanente plant.

Residents have alleged in recent years that the cement plant produces harmful toxins. The consultant retained by the two towns predicted that quarry emissions won't reach the minimum levels associated with human health risks.

For more information and to read the latest assessment, visit the Los Altos Hills website.

Los Altos Hills Town Hall is located at 26379 W. Fremont Road.

Residents impacted by the cement plant and quarry also have until Feb. 21 to provide written input on a draft environmental impact report for Lehigh's proposed reclamation plan. The proposal is before the Santa Clara County Planning Commission.

Comments can be sent to Rob Eastwood at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mailed to the County of Santa Clara Planning Office, 70 W. Hedding St., East Wing, 7th floor, San Jose, CA, 95110, Attn: Rob Eastwood. To view the draft EIR and for more information about the reclamation plan, visit www.sccgov.org/portal/site/planning.

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