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Ohio Sand and Gravel Plant May be Used For Composting

According to the Milan News-Leader, Recycle Waste Services Inc., of Sylvania, Ohio, submitted a plan to open an 18-acre composting facility at the former London Sand and Aggregate properties located on Darling Road in London Township.

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Kansas Quarry Asks for Changes

According to the Lawrence Journal-World, Douglas County, Kan., commissioners said that a proposed change in the sequence of mining at the Big Springs Quarry near Lecompton, Kan., needs to have a full review and public hearing at the city-county planning commission before it can be approved.

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Cemex Still Fighting Soledad Canyon Battle

By Mark S. Kuhar

Cemex USA has a positive track record of environmental responsibility. For example, eight of its sites recently received certifications through the Wildlife Habitat Council’s (WHC) Corporate Lands for Learning and Wildlife at Work Programs. Its cement plants have received EPA Energy Star certification and it is proceeding with plans to use solar power at it quarries.

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Vulcan Quarry Under Discussion

According to media reports, a hearing called by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) will help to determine the fate of a proposed rock quarry on Gurley Mountain in Alabama. The permit ADEM is looking at granting would allow Vulcan Materials Co. to open a quarry on property where a quarry operated many years ago. The company would also be permitted to build an asphalt plant and a ready mix plant across the creek from the proposed quarry site.

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Kansas Permit Affirmed

In a long-running dispute, a panel of the Kansas Court of Appeals affirmed a decision that granted a permit for a quarry operation in Douglas County, Kan., according to the Lawrence Journal-World. In 2002, Hamm Quarry Inc., which for more than 40 years has operated the Petefish quarry southeast of Eudora, wanted to extend its operations into adjoining property that it leases, according to the court decision. Neighbors opposed Hamm’s application for a conditional use permit out of concern that the quarry operation would have a negative impact on their nearby properties.

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