Clorox held an open house in Clearbrook, Virginia where they shared their plans for a proposed cat litter plant.
The plant would be located on Brucetown Road, right next to the Carmeuse limestone quarry.
“This is a very sustainable solution. It turns out that we’re going to be able to convey a large number of our raw materials from the Carmeuse limestone quarry over to our site. This will actually keep trucks off the road,” said Clorox vice president Michael Holly.
The site would bring in an estimated $190 million in economic development growth and over half a million dollars in tax revenue. Clorox also plans to invest funds to help improve the Hopewell/Brucetown road intersection.
“I think some of the things that Clorox can do for the community and the company as a whole for the environment, I think that there is a lot of positive impacts. One of the things I still have a little concern about is taking away the rural community,” said Clearbrook resident Mary Meredith.
If the plan is approved by the Frederick County board of supervisors, the facility would be fully operational by 2021.