By Cartographer: Jeff Warren | Mappers: Jeff Warren, Lynnrw
Ground resolution: 5.0 cm/px
Capture date: 2013-05-30
Publication date: 2014-03-14
License: Public Domain
We're a neighborhood group in East Providence, RI with houses adjacent to a large construction waste grinding business. Toxic dust was filtering into our homes and yards from the plant. Many in the neighborhood suffer from respiratory and other health problems thought to be associated with the dust. Read more here: http://publiclab.org/notes/lynnrw/5-10-2013/help-requested-mapknitter-balloon-mapping-metal-processing-plant-providence-r We managed ( with Toxic Action Center's help) to have the waste grinding stopped. However, the same business owner re-opened the plant without a permit -only this time as a scrap metal processing operation. The Balloon mapping that we did on March 30,2013 was to document the activity on the property after the waste grinding stopped and the unpermitted metal processing started. Still trying to get authorities to take some action or over site of the property.