Under the auspices of the City of Lake Elsinore and Pacific Aggregates, Inc., local residents predominantly from the Alberhill Ranch Community were invited to meet to discuss their concerns about ongoing mining operations.
As shown left, Alberhill Ranch and the Pacific Aggregates, Inc. plant are both located on the north end of the City off of Lake Street.
Alberhill Ranch/Pacific Aggregates Community Meeting Report (PDF 30KB)Prepared for the Public Safety Advisory Commission meeting of December 9, 2009. Includes a summary of questions and answers from the public that were discussed at the outreach meeting on October 21, 2009.
Pacific Aggregates, Inc., produces sand and gravel products for use in making concrete.
Shifts run through the day and night. In late November, 2009, the plant instituted a complete closure between midnight and 3 a.m., after which a maintenance shift comes on.
In 2010, on-site plant tours for the public will be scheduled as outreach continues. On the Web, visit www.pacificaggregates.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Operations include heavy rolling stock to push and move gravel and sand. Hard rock material is mined locally in Lake Elsinore.
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LEFT: Specialized vibrating screens are used to crush and separate aggregate from hard rock.
BELOW: Aggregate is washed and sized. Approxomately 9,000 gallons per minute is required to wash the aggregate and keep dust in check.
An onsite weather monitoring system tracks wind and other data that can result in a plant shut down, such as when winds that can carry fugitive dust exceed 25mph.
If fugitive dust or other air quality problems are observed, the public should telephone AQMD immediately to report it. The toll free phone number is 1-800-CUT-SMOG.
RIGHT: All trucks must exit over a track out device (think industrial strength washboard), which loosens and removes debris that would otherwise be deposited along the path of travel. Pacific Aggregates has over 1500 feet of paved roadway onsite for added dust control.
Recent improvements to Lake Street will require all trucks to make a right turn entry into Pacific Aggregates from Lake Street (across from Alberhill Community Park), and exit only at the new intersection and traffic signal at Nichols Road and Lake St.
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