Every Disaster Movie Starts with Government Officials Ignoring Scientists: The All American Asphalt Plant is Irvine’s Disaster
The Irvine Company wants to build hundreds of new homes and a daycare center within a half-mile from an asphalt plant. The plant’s operations have resulted in more than 1,000 complaints from residents in north Irvine.
There is a meme that states every disaster movie starts with the government ignoring scientists. The All American Asphalt plant is our local disaster.
According to the California Air Resources Board emission data, All American Asphalt is the single largest air polluting business in Irvine. Their plant emits 8 tons of volatile organic compounds (VOC), 221 pounds of benzene, and nearly 1800 pounds of formaldehyde per year. (Benzene and formaldehyde are known human carcinogens.)