Ringwood, Saddle Mountain Quarry work toward mining extension settlement

| Published on August 9, 2013

(Photo: Borough of Ringwood, New Jersey)

(Photo: Borough of Ringwood, New Jersey)

A judge last week ordered the Borough of Ringwood, New Jersey, and Saddle Mountain Quarry to go into arbitration to settle a dispute over a proposed mining extension for the quarry, according to a report from NorthJersey.com.

Borough officials argued that the quarry violates a previous court order that restricts mining below Westbrook Road’s elevation and that the mining could cause damage to the environment and nearby wells.

A lawyer for Saddle Mountain Quarry said the limit does not exist and the mining will not cause damage.

A trial regarding the dispute began last month. The Borough and quarry owner Braen Stone Industries have attempted to settle the dispute for more than a year. If the two cannot reach a settlement, the trial will continue in October.

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