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The PON Foundation, Protect Onslow County Neighborhoods is made up of concerned citizens whose main goal is to protect our neighborhoods from environmental and health issues. Community empowerment through education and responsible stewardship is our focus. We are a non profit community action group which is dedicated to protect and preserve our quality of life.


Asphalt plant faces opposition... Daily News Article.

Asphalt plant faces opposition 
DAQ holds public hearing at White Oak

March 02, 2011 3:56 AM
HOPE HODGE, Daily News
John Althouse/The Daily News
Karen Eldred holds a picture of her child
as she speaks during a hearing at
White Oak High School
held by the Division of Air Quality
on a permit for a proposed asphalt plant
to be built in Jacksonville
Opinions were fervent and emotions ran high Tuesday night at a public hearing on a draft air quality permit for a proposed asphalt plant to be installed near Piney Green Road in Jacksonville.

Plans by Morton Trucking Inc. to build the plant were approved in February 2010 by the Onslow County Zoning Board of Adjustment, but the project was hotly contested by environmental groups shortly thereafter.

In April 2010, the Onslow County chapter of the Protect Our Neighborhoods Foundation filed a legal challenge to the special-use permit for the plant, citing the danger to area residents of airborne chemicals emanating from the plant. The permit application was first received in October, but N.C. Division of Air Quality officials paused the 90-day approval period in November to allow the community to share its views before proceeding further.

And the skeptics in the community were on hand Tuesday night at White Oak High School to share those views to Air Quality officials on hand to address issues surrounding the project.

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