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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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Canadian Quarry Looking to Grow Big

An Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada, construction company is seeking government approval to expand its Georgeville quarry by 15 times its current size and run 24 hours a day, according to the Canadian Broadcast Co. Alva Construction Ltd. wants to produce 450,000 tpy at its quarry along the Northumberland Strait or even more if it wins a big contract.

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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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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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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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