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North Aurora Rejects Lafarge Expansion

The Village Board of North Aurora, Ill., unanimously rejected a request to allow Lafarge North America to extend its stone mine beneath two 200-ft.-wide rights of way near a subdivision. Homeowners have reportedly complained that mine blasts routinely shake their houses and have cracked their walls and foundations.

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County in Minnesota to Open Quarry

Koochiching County, Minn., will move forward with creation of a quarry near Birchdale, Minn., despite objections voiced by a representative of a local quarry and construction company, according to the International Falls Journal.

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Columbus, Ga., Council Approves Conveyor System Over Road

The Columbus, Ga., Council voted unanimously to allow Vulcan Materials Co.’s Barin Quarry  to build an elevated, enclosed conveyor over a road in order to convey rock from the east side of the road to the west, according to the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. The quarry is located at 9201 Fortson Rd.

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Heartland Materials Quarry Action Delayed

According to the Southeast Missourian, the Jackson, Mo., Planning and Zoning Commission delayed action concerning rezoning and special-permit requests made by Heartland Materials quarry and landowners.

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Magruder Limestone Quarry Proposal Opposed

Magruder Limestone Co. continues to work toward a permit for its proposed 52-acre quarry in Lake of the Ozarks, Mo., according to the Lake News. A proposal for a rock quarry will resurface in November, continuing a legal battle between the quarry operation, state agencies, Lake of the Ozarks cities and a group of homeowners. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Land Reclamation Commission will take up the case, which has gone on for four-and-a-half years.

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