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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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Vulcan to mine west side of Azusa rock

May 27, 2013

Vulcan to mine west side of Azusa rock

Vulcan Materials will begin mining the west side of Azusa Rock in the foothills of the San Gabriel Valley, which is expected to generate millions of dollars for the city of Azusa, California, the Los Angeles Times reported. The project--approved in ...

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California Senator Feinstein supports Boxer’s Cemex-blocking bill

May 07, 2013

California Senator Feinstein supports Boxer’s Cemex-blocking bill

Senator Barbara Boxer’s (D-CA) most recent bill to block the proposed Cemex sand and gravel mine in Canyon Country has gained support from Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), The Santa Clarita Valley Signal reported. The bill follows a decade-long battle between Cemex ...

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Duarte to stop challenging Vulcan Materials expansion project near Azusa

Apr 23, 2013

Duarte to stop challenging Vulcan Materials expansion project near Azusa

Duarte city officials have said they will not continue challenging an environmental review of Vulcan Materials’ mining expansion project in near Azusa, the Pasadena Star-News reported. Duarte has spent nearly $600,000 in fighting the expansion project. Duarte’s opposition to the project has ...

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California Senator Boxer blocks proposed Cemex mine

Apr 19, 2013

California Senator Boxer blocks proposed Cemex mine

Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) introduced a bill on Thursday to block the proposed Cemex sand and gravel mine in Canyon Country, the Santa Clarita Valley Signal reported. The Cemex mine would extract 56 million tons of sand and gravel from the ...

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