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Concrete Firm Seeking to Mine Reserves

According to Maine’s Kennebec Journal, a concrete plant is seeking a zoning change so it can blast and extract rock, a prospect which has many neighbors up in arms.

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Cemex Operation in Florida Up for Vote

According to the Orlando Business Journal, the vote on Cemex’s proposed Four Points Sand Mine in Clermont, Fla., has been pushed back to May 21.

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Pennsy Hits Paydirt

According to the Standard Speaker, after eight public hearings, hours of testimony from experts and the public, and stacks of exhibits and material, the Dorrance Township, Pa., Board of Supervisors granted a conditional use permit for the expansion of a Pennsy Supply quarry.

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Alabama Bill Block Quarries Near Schools

Alabama State Rep. Wayne Johnson told supporters that he hoped his bill to block quarries from operating near schools would make it to a House committee, but he conceded even if the bill passes, it won’t prevent Vulcan Materials from operating a quarry on Gurley Mountain. Johnson said his bill to prevent quarries from locating within two miles of schools should go to committee in April, according to al.com.

Ohio Sand and Gravel Plant May be Used For Composting

According to the Milan News-Leader, Recycle Waste Services Inc., of Sylvania, Ohio, submitted a plan to open an 18-acre composting facility at the former London Sand and Aggregate properties located on Darling Road in London Township.

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