Dallas council approves Trinity Groves concrete plant move

The Dallas City Council voted Wednesday to approve a deal to move the concrete plant in the shadow of the Margaret Hunt Hill bridge.               

But some are upset because the plant is slated to move near Edison Middle School and very close to a West Dallas neighborhood.

The city council voted eight to six on Wednesday to pay $2.5 million dollars to complete the deal to move the concrete plant. The developers behind the deal plan to put a hotel in the plant’s place.

Argos, the plant owner, claims the newly built plant will be cleaner but admits there will still be some emissions -- although the plant said they will be miniscule.

Residents aren't buying the company's line and said they're frustrated that no one told them about the potential move.

“We were never notified about this concrete plant coming along, none of the residents, no one here knew about it," said Brooke Scott, Kingbridge Crossing resident.

The area where the concrete plant is moving is the same area that was polluted by the RSR lead smelter for 60 years. Lawsuits from sick residents closed the plant in the 1980s and a cleanup began in the 1990s.

The president of the Dallas ISD school board wrote a letter to council members today urging the council to delay the vote, but the council opted to vote on the proposal.

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