California quarry to be converted into regional park
The Fremont Planning Commission in California voted last week to allow the Dumbarton Quarry to be reclaimed into a 91-acre regional park, according to a report from Mercury News.
Quarry operator Dumbarton Quarry Associates will fund the entire project., which involves filling the 300-foot-deep pit. The company has been approved to use up to 6 million cubic yards of soil to fill it.
Some residents are concerned the company will use 120,000 cubic yards of contaminated soil from the nearby Patterson Ranch to fill the pit. The company would need permission from the Regional Water Quality Control Board to use the soil, which has not been approved for disposal.
The issue will go to the City Council in September.
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