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Raleigh Quarry Gets New Opposition

A plan developed by Martin Marietta Materials to alter its quarry operation in Raleigh, N.C., has more of its neighbors concerned. The company has proposed to shift a road to the north and expand its quarry by almost 20 acres into land it already owns, according to local media. Neighbors living near the quarry say the plans infringe on their property and fear that if the company expands, blasts from the quarry will increase in proximity and frequency.

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Ottawa Quarry Expansion Questioned

Local media in Canada is reporting that the potential expansion of a rural sand quarry south of Ottawa is pitting neighbors against each other in a clash of the agriculture and construction industries. Lafarge is looking to expand its sand quarry near Kemptville to the displeasure of some residents.

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Lafarge Operation in Colorado Stymied

Garfield County, Colo., commissioners approved plans for the continued operation of a Lafarge concrete batch plant along Highway 82 outside Carbondale, however, a new nearby gravel plant that would supply the plant is the subject of a lawsuit filed by neighbors, according to local media.

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Raleigh, N.C., Quarry Looks to Expand

Martin Marietta Materials Inc. announced to residents of Raleigh, N.C., that the company intends to file a proposal with the city to rezone property it already owns south of Westgate Road.

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New Illinois Quarry Would Use Barge Load-out

Illinois Sand Co., a subsidiary of Illinois Cement in La Salle, Ill., which is owned by Texas-based Eagle Materials, wants to set up a quarry and mining operation two miles east of downtown Utica, Ill., on 562 acres.

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