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Proposed asphalt plant in Hamburg must complete environmental study

Hamburg planners have determined the proposed asphalt plant on Camp Road could have potential adverse effects, which will require the owner of the plant to prepare and submit an environmental impact statement.

AL Asphalt wants to construct the plant on the manufacturing property that used to be a concrete plant. An asphalt plant is allowed in a manufacturing zone, but a business is not allowed to disseminate noise or pollutants outside the manufacturing zone.

The Planning Board determined Monday night that the plant is not in accordance with the town's comprehensive plan, it may cause an adverse effect with potential noise, odor and pollution, and it could have a significant impact on the character and quality of the existing neighborhood.

"It's just a continuation of a pattern of purposeful delay that we’ve experienced from Day One from the Planning Board," said company attorney Corey Auerbach.

AL Asphalt is challenging the town in court over the proposed plant.

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