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Water Withdrawal Permit Approved

State regulators say they have issued a water withdrawal permit for a mine that’s being proposed for Beaufort County, N.C. The Division of Water resources okayed the permit to Martin Marietta Materials, so it can remove up to 12 million gal. of groundwater a day for the proposed mine, according to WITN TV.

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Minnesota Quarry Permit Approved

The first rock quarry permit sought since Buffalo County, Minn., passed new mining regulations last spring has won unanimous backing by county board zoning supervisors, according to the Winona Daily Journal.

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Permit Discussion Pulled

According to the York Dispatch, discussion of a proposed expansion of York Building Products’ quarry has been pulled from a York City, Pa., Planning Commission agenda. The company requested to have the matter deferred to the commission’s Nov. 11 meeting, said Jennie Sherry, the city’s planner. York Building Products wants to expand its limestone-mining operation onto 16 acres of land currently zoned residential. The area is located in the northwestern corner of York City.

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Canadian Quarry Seeks Expansion

Lafarge Canada has registered an extension project for an environmental assessment to expand its quarry in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, while ensuring a stable supply of aggregates for the southern Nova Scotia construction industry, said Alex Kenney, general manager for Atlantic Ready Mix/Lafarge Canada Inc.

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Pennsylvania Permits Requested

New Milford Township, Pa., supervisors received more quarry permits than natural gas drilling permits in September, according to the Independent Weekender. At a recent township meeting, Tri City Highway Products was granted a general NPDES stormwater permit, as well as a GP105 permit for bluestone mining at the Onyon Quarry.

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