Alfred Loeffelmann's presentation to the Lamont County
Municipal Planning Commission
My name is Alfred Loeffelmann, resident of Bruderheim for 42 years
If Hazco's Storage facility should become a reality, we in
Bruderheim would be very concerned about health issues, the extra
noise levels from the sulphur trains, possible derailments and
accidents. The last derailment our fire department was called to at
the CN crossing on Highway 45 in town luckily was a rail car loaded
with B.C. lumber that skidded down the tracks and surrounding area.
Imagine had it been a Hazco sulphur car and the sulphur had caught
Hazco tells us the sulphur trucks will go down highway #15. A lot
of them will, but a lot of them will go from point A to B or as the
crow flies right through the town of Bruderheim, past the school we
just recently worked so diligently to keep from closing; then down
highway 45 to RR 202, which is not equipped to handle that kind of
truck traffic and would be wrecked shortly.
A word to the Town of Lamont, your health care center, our health
care center, the best for miles around; can you imagine a windy day
from the NW, the sulphur smell hanging in the air? Heaven help
those poor patients with breathing problems, or for that matter
anyone down-wind from Hazco's Storage facility.
In closing, members of the MPC on behalf of myself, my family and
many, many residents of this County; I beg you, please do not allow
Hazco's storage facility a foot through the door in the County, we
will surely all regret it.
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Posted April 15, 2006
2006 10 16 (reformated)