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New Hope Quarry Reopens After Spat With Pennsylvania DEP

One week after the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) shut down operations at New Hope Crushed Stone and Lime in Solebury, Pa., the DEP said the company had complied with the agency's order and it was allowed to reopen about two weeks later, according to The Intelligencer.

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July Construction Starts Increase 6 Percent

The value of new construction starts in July advanced 6 percent from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $728.1 billion, it was reported by Dodge Data & Analytics. Leading the way was a 26 percent jump by the nonbuilding construction sector, which reflected an improved level for public works and the start of two massive power plants, located respectively in California and New York.

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Cemex, California Approve Lapis Sand Plant Agreement

Final approval of Cemex's agreement to phase out operations at its long-running Lapis sand plant in Marina, Calif., occurred when the California State Lands Commission unanimously approved the agreement in Sacramento, Calif.

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Trump Scraps Plan for Infrastructure Advisory Council

President Donald Trump will not move forward with a planned Advisory Council on Infrastructure, according to a report on Bloomberg.com. 

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MSHA Issues New Serious Accident Alert

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has issued yet another Serious Accident Alert. The accident occurred on June 22, 2017, at a surface aggregates operation.

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