Pennsylvania Quarry Seeks to Expand
Created: Monday, 05 December 2011 16:11
Published: Monday, 05 December 2011 16:11
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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North Aurora Rejects Lafarge Expansion
Created: Monday, 05 December 2011 16:10
Published: Monday, 05 December 2011 16:10
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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