Tags: Connecticut

Special pavement to keep stormwater out of river

Aug 21, 2014

Special pavement to keep stormwater out of river

A new parking lot in Plainville, Connecticut, will help keep the nearby Quinnpiac River clean thanks to porous pavement and other materials. Around 4,000 square feet of "special pavement" and two under layers of crushed rock will help clean an estimated 400,000 gallons ...

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Connecticut quarry owner seeks wastewater discharge permit

Apr 08, 2014

Connecticut quarry owner seeks wastewater discharge permit

The owner of a quarry in York Hill, Connecticut may soon be able to discharge wastewater into a nearby waterway. York Hill Trap Rock Quarry Co. is seeking a wastewater discharge permit that would allow the quarry to discharge stormwater runoff ...

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O&G Industries to perform nighttime operations

Feb 25, 2014

O&G Industries to perform nighttime operations

One Connecticut quarry will soon begin nighttime operations. The Woodbury Zoning Board of Appeals granted a variance that allows O&G Industries to operate at night at its Woodbury Quarry, the RepublicanAmerican reports. The variance permits operation only for public projects between the ...

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Quarry fire prompts evacuation; could smolder for days

Feb 03, 2014

Quarry fire prompts evacuation; could smolder for days

A fire that started at an Connecticut quarry last week caused an evacuation of the area. The fire at Stony Creek Quarry, which supplies granite for landmarks, prompted officials to evacuate “several hundred people within a mile” of the quarry, the ...

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Flooding Problems Resolved at Florida Aggregates Operation

Dec 20, 2013

Flooding Problems Resolved at Florida Aggregates Operation

The state of Florida has witnessed unprecedented population growth over the past 10 years growing by more than 18 percent to 19 million full-time residents. As warm weather and favorable tax rates continue to draw baby boomers to the Sunshine ...

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District court orders American Industries to pay overdue mine safety fines to Department of Labor

May 16, 2013

District court orders American Industries to pay overdue mine safety fines to Department of Labor

The U.S. Department of Labor has won a lawsuit against American Industries in which the DOL argued the company's Jewett City operation violated the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, which authorizes the department to sue operators who ...

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Connecticut police investigate skid steer theft

Mar 25, 2013

Connecticut police investigate skid steer theft

Connecticut police are investigating the theft of a John Deere JD 240 skid steer loader from the Herb Holden Quarry in Union near the Massachusetts border, TheDay.com reported. The machine is a 2000 John Deere skid steer, model 240, VIN #KZ0240A140371, ...

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$17,000 in asphalt machine parts stolen from Tilcon plant

Sep 17, 2010

Police are investigating a burglary that happened at a Tilcon Plant at 53 Caroline Road in Oakdale, Ct., the morning of Sept. 11, according to a report from TheDay.com. In the report, police said two men traveling in an older, red or ...

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LaHood names projects eligible for ‘Marine Highway’ funding

Aug 11, 2010

Just four months after unveiling the America’s Marine Highway Program, a new initiative to move more cargo on the water rather than on crowded highways, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced on Aug. 11 his selection of marine highway corridors ...

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