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Connecticut Quarry Opposed

According to, aggregates producer Kobyluck Brothers LLC filed a lawsuit against the Waterford, Conn., Planning and Zoning Commission charging that the commission changed its zoning regulations specifically to preclude the sand and gravel company from building a stone products manufacturing facility on Industrial Drive.

Filed Dec. 30 in New London Superior Court, the lawsuit says the Planning and Zoning Commission voted in December to make several amendments to its Plan of Conservation and Development. Most of the changes related directly to Kobyluck's proposal for an aggregates operation that would excavate bedrock and gravel 30 to 60 ft. below the surface on part of a 37-acre site at 28 Industrial Drive, the lawsuit said.

Residents in the area of the proposed plant have raised concerns about noise and air pollution. Last month, 17 residents, calling themselves Waterford Against Mining, declared intervener status in Kobyluck's pending application with the Conservation Commission as a way to better voice their concerns.