Iron Mountain Moves Forward
Created: Wednesday, 09 May 2012 13:17
Published: Wednesday, 09 May 2012 13:17
Jefferson County, Wash., intends to issue a permit that will allow Iron Mountain Quarry to blast within a mile of the resort community of Port Ludlow, Wash., according to a report in the Port Townsend Leader. The approval reportedly comes with 35 mitigation measures but without the company submitting a full environmental impact statement (EIS) as the county suggested.
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Lehigh May Build 4.5-Mile Conveyor
Created: Wednesday, 09 May 2012 13:15
Published: Wednesday, 09 May 2012 13:15
Lehigh Cement Co. is pursing plans to erect a 4.5-mile conveyor system between its quarry in New Windsor, Md., and its Union Bridge, Md., cement plant, according to a report in the Baltimore Sun. The conveyor would run under roads, rails, streams and over acres of protected farmland. Lehigh says such a system is the best way to keep the plant running. But some local residents have criticized Lehigh's environmental record and are concerned about the prospect of construction on agriculturally preserved land.
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