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ALJ Rules MSHA Has Right To Review Records in Mine Operator's Custody

In a move that will have repercussions for aggregates operations up the road, Administrative Law Judge Kenneth R. Andrews with the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission ruled in MSHA’s favor in two separate but similar cases brought by coal mining companies Massey Energy and Peabody Energy, respectively.

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Connecticut Quarry Questioned

Some residents of Bozrah, Conn., are blasting a proposed quarry, saying the rock-crushing project between Brush Hill and Stockhouse roads would cause too much disruption in the quiet town, according to local sources. Rawson Materials of Putnam, Conn., has proposed the quarry.

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Judge Rules for Vulcan on Azusa

A Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge said that attorneys for the City of Duarte failed to prove their case to block a rock mining operation in the neighboring city of Azusa from moving closer to the city, according to the San Gabriel Valley Business Journal.

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Martin Marietta Rail Facility Proposal Stands

A proposed storage and rail distribution facility for rock products survived an appeal to have its Glenwood, Fla., site plan overturned by the Volusia County Council, according to a story by Kelly Cuculiansky in the News-Journal.

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