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Three years passed before the company applied and another four before the ministry issued a new permit in December Linda Hong manages and lives at a commercial complex next door to an asphalt plant in North York. Hong, like other tenants, local politicians, and members of a nearby residents association, is concerned about dust, noise, and other pollution from the plant.
Then, another two more years of back and forth over issues with the application before a new permit was issued.
In the summertime, when the plant is running every day, Tuccitto works with the doors closed. Linda Hong, who manages and lives at the complex, shares his concern.
In Ontario, environmental permits, or environmental compliance approvals as they are known officially, set the rules for businesses that release pollution into the air, land, or water to protect the environment.
Hot mix asphalt plants, like Ingram Asphalt, have the potential to emit pollutants that can be damaging to both the environment and human health, including nitrogen oxides, which can interact with other chemicals in the atmosphere to form acid rain, and benzo a pyrene, which the U.
In some jurisdictions, environmental permits must be updated after anywhere from 15 months to 10 years, according to a report by auditor general Bonnie Lysyk.
Only those issued after are available online. The Ministry of Environment initially granted the asphalt plant an environmental permit in In it ordered Ingram Asphalt, which had bought the plant into apply for a new permit.
It would be seven years before the ministry approved the new permit. Experts, though, say the case is an inexcusable example of lax government enforcement. Ingram Asphalt, owned by Rohit Bansal, took over the plant in under an existing environmental permit issued in By that point, the plant was more than 20 years old.
The plant, which the company notes is the smallest in the Greater Toronto Area both geographically and by level of activity, sits near the corner of Ingram Dr. It is surrounded by commercial properties.
The edge of the nearest residential neighbourhood is almost metres away. A long-term care facility sits closer, less than metres away.
It was repeated complaints about dust from the plant that led officials to inspect it in September The official said they stopped their car in the direct path of the plume for 10 minutes and a coating of light-coloured dust built up on the windshield.
The plant stopped work soon after and the haze was gone within 15 minutes, the official wrote. Records show the ministry believed the company was breaking the laws of the Environmental Protection Act.
Passer was there before the asphalt plant, before the dust. Over the years, the ministry has taken steps to investigate concerns about the plant. Init tested dust samples from the commercial complex next door and found the dust was typical of an industrial area. Officials came to similar conclusions about air quality after five days of monitoring in the area in In Octoberthe ministry also ticketed Ingram Asphalt for piling aggregate too high, a possible source of dust.
In March Linda Hong got involved. The ministry received more than complaints about Ingram in each andand most were from Hong. She logged unofficial complaints through her Twitter account UnluckyResident. The plant provides a needed service that the city relies on, he said.
Di Giorgio said his office has been hearing concerns from area residents and businesses for years. Dust is flying everywhere until they sweep the roads. City Councillor Frank Di Giorgio, whose community office is just metres from the asphalt plant, is worried the plant could be preventing revitalization in the area.
At this point, it had been almost five years since the ministry ordered the company to get a new permit.
Over the next two years, the ministry would go back and forth repeatedly with Ingram Asphalt about issues with their application.
Each time the company responded the ministry seemed to have more questions and concerns. In an email to a colleague, the engineer wrote: We can expedite the application if you wish when they send a new one. In a further effort to address concerns, the company is paving the site, using canopy systems to control dust and installing partial enclosures for truck loadouts, an official wrote in a letter to Hong, earlier this year.
The company will do another round of pollution testing in the spring when Ingram Asphalt resumes full operations, said Wheeler. By that time, more than eight years will have passed since the ministry ordered the company to apply for a new permit.Business Insider is a fast-growing business site with deep financial, media, tech, and other industry verticals.
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