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Duarte to monitor air quality at Vulcan’s Azusa site

Sep 23, 2013

Duarte to monitor air quality at Vulcan’s Azusa site

Following a court ruling allowing Vulcan Materials to begin mining at Azusa Rock Quarry, the city of Duarte has hired a company to install a device to measure air quality near the quarry, according to a report from ABC-7 in ...

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Vulcan begins mine development at Azusa Rock Quarry

Sep 19, 2013

Vulcan begins mine development at Azusa Rock Quarry

Vulcan Materials on Tuesday announced the start of mine development at its Azusa Rock Quarry near Los Angeles, California. After years of legal battles with the city of Duarte, the company was given permission in May to begin mining. The site, located ...

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California quarry developer reaches settlement agreement with citizens group, Sonoma County

Sep 12, 2013

California quarry developer reaches settlement agreement with citizens group, Sonoma County

A California developer has agreed to pay $240,000 in attorney fees for the opponents of his rock quarry project if they win the ongoing court challenge against the quarry, according to a report from The Santa Rosa Press Democrat. The settlement ...

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California quarry stops fill removal after permit is revoked

Sep 06, 2013

California quarry stops fill removal after permit is revoked

A California quarry was ordered to stop fill removal last month, nine days after it began, according to a report from The Willits News. The Mendocino County Planning and Building Services Department ordered Mendocino Forest Products to stop work at its ...

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Fire near Vulcan quarry draws about 150 Los Angeles firefighters

Sep 02, 2013

Fire near Vulcan quarry draws about 150 Los Angeles firefighters

A 40-acre fire at Fish Canyon in Los Angeles, California, drew about 150 firefighters on Tuesday, according to a report from the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. The fire occurred just east of a Vulcan Materials rock quarry. It started around 2:53 ...

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Napa County planners postpone draft EIR for Syar quarry expansion

Aug 07, 2013

Napa County planners postpone draft EIR for Syar quarry expansion

Planners in Napa County, California, have postponed the release date for the draft environmental impact report (EIR) for the Syar quarry’s proposed expansion, according to a report from the Napa Valley Register. The planners delayed the draft EIR’s release to rework ...

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California quarry to be converted into regional park

Jul 31, 2013

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 ...

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San Rafael Rock Quarry receives asphalt permit

Jul 24, 2013

San Rafael Rock Quarry receives asphalt permit

The Marin County Board of Supervisors last week unanimously voted to allow the San Rafael Rock Quarry to recycle asphalt from road projects in Marin County, California, according to a report from Marin Independent Journal. Supervisor Susan Adams, who brought up ...

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Cal/OSHA investigates fatal quarry accident

Jun 21, 2013

Cal/OSHA investigates fatal quarry accident

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health is investigating a fatal Cupertino quarry accident involving a piece of heavy equipment, according to NBC Bay Area. Deputy Kurtis Stenderup said Jose Gonzales, 49, of San Jose was operating a large vehicle ...

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California firefighters respond to quarry blaze

Jun 18, 2013

California firefighters respond to quarry blaze

Firefighters with the Apple Valley Fire Protection District responded to a quarry fire in Apple Valley, California, earlier this month, according to a report from The Daily Press. The fire started around 12:50 p.m. on June 8 at the Black Mountain ...

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Four major California areas expected to deplete aggregate supply in next 10 years

Jun 18, 2013

Four major California areas expected to deplete aggregate supply in next 10 years

Four major regions in California--San Diego, Sacramento, Fresno and the San Fernando Valley--are likely to deplete their permitted aggregate supply within the next decade, according to recent data from the California Geological Survey (CGS). CGS released in March its 2012 update ...

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Syar proposes Napa Valley quarry expansion

Jun 14, 2013

Syar proposes Napa Valley quarry expansion

California-based Syar Industries has proposed an expansion of its Napa quarry operations that would extend quarrying to the easternmost portions of its site, according to the Napa Valley Register. The plans would require Skyline Park Citizens’ Association to redesign the park’s ...

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