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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Martin Marietta Withdraws Application
Created: Monday, 23 April 2012 17:20
Published: Monday, 23 April 2012 17:20
Martin Marietta Materials Inc. withdrew its permit application for a quarry in Onslow County, N.C., according to a report in The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C. The move came after the company presented an amended plan following its initial bid for a special-use permit. The plan for a 1,831-acre limestone operation – which was to have three phases with the first phase taking 40 years to mine – generated community opposition.
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