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Kentucky Quarry Moves Forward

A state permit allowing the mining of limestone at a proposed Simpson County, Ky., quarry has been issued, according to the Bowling Green Daily News. The Kentucky Department for Surface Mining of Reclamation and Enforcement’s Division of Field Services granted the permit to Drakes Creek Holding, a subsidiary of Charles DeWeese Construction.

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Missouri Quarry Gets Permit

After a lengthy public hearing, the Lee’s Summit, Mo., City Council approved a special use permit to allow quarrying rock at the northwest corner of Pryor Road and Interstate-470.

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Martin Marietta Quarry Seeks Expansion

According to the Berkeley Independent, Martin Marietta Materials wants to expand the operations of its Jamestown, S.C., quarry. Local residents have expressed concerns about safety issues regarding the truck traffic this operation will produce and the way the trucks are driven.

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Pennsylvania Quarry Seeks Air Quality Permit

According to The Times-Tribune, the Covington Township, Pa., board of supervisors is asking the state Department of Environmental Protection to carefully review Eureka Stone Quarry’s application to renew its air quality permit.

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California Quarry Permits Asphalt Plant

The San Rafael Rock Quarry in Marin, Calif., won permission to recycle asphalt from Marin roads projects despite opposition from neighbors who worried the move will intensify operations, according to a report in the Marin Independent Journal.

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