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Ottawa Quarry Expansion Questioned

Local media in Canada is reporting that the potential expansion of a rural sand quarry south of Ottawa is pitting neighbors against each other in a clash of the agriculture and construction industries. Lafarge is looking to expand its sand quarry near Kemptville to the displeasure of some residents.

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Raleigh, N.C., Quarry Looks to Expand

Martin Marietta Materials Inc. announced to residents of Raleigh, N.C., that the company intends to file a proposal with the city to rezone property it already owns south of Westgate Road.

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New Illinois Quarry Would Use Barge Load-out

Illinois Sand Co., a subsidiary of Illinois Cement in La Salle, Ill., which is owned by Texas-based Eagle Materials, wants to set up a quarry and mining operation two miles east of downtown Utica, Ill., on 562 acres.

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Lafarge Operation in Colorado Stymied

Garfield County, Colo., commissioners approved plans for the continued operation of a Lafarge concrete batch plant along Highway 82 outside Carbondale, however, a new nearby gravel plant that would supply the plant is the subject of a lawsuit filed by neighbors, according to local media.

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Pennsylvania Quarry Seeks to Expand

A quarry owner's expansion plans in Kingston Township, Pa., has some neighbors worried about the environment and truck traffic, according to The Citizen’s Voice. Buck Mountain Quarry owner John Brdaric applied to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to expand operations from 41.7 acres to 86.5 acres and increase mining depth from 160 ft. to 260 ft. The mine averages 50,000 to 150,000 tpy of stone.

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