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State Rep. Martinez comments on proposed Alamo concrete plant

6 months 2 weeks 1 day ago Friday, July 15 2022 Jul 15, 2022 July 15, 2022 7:20 AM July 15, 2022 in News - Local

Texas Rep. Armando "Mando" Martinez (D-Weslaco) is weighing in on plans for a concrete plant in the Alamo area. 

Developers want to build the concrete plant near two schools and a retirement community. Residents in the area brought up concerns of air pollution. 

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"A lot of concerns have been brought up," Martinez said. "I think it's something that is extremely legitimate. If it's something that affects and has a risk on health, has a risk on lifestyles, has a risk of potentially hurting children because of the air quality, it's something we need to definitely look at."

Martinez is asking the state's top environmental agency to host a public meeting in September.

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