Tags: Kansas

MSHA issues citations to five metal/non-metal mines during impact inspections in February

Mar 30, 2015

MSHA issues citations to five metal/non-metal mines during impact inspections in February

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced that federal inspectors issued 195 citations and 15 orders during special impact inspections conducted at 12 coal mines and five metal/non-metal (MNM) mines during the month of February. One of the five ...

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Kansas county still searching for a quarry site

Mar 03, 2015

Finding the right site with the right kind of aggregate deposit on which to put a quarry is proving to be harder than the Bourbon County Public Works Department had hoped it would be. The Fort Scott Tribune reports that ...

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Mid-State Materials recognized for Big Springs Quarry reclamation efforts

Feb 17, 2014

Mid-State Materials recognized for Big Springs Quarry reclamation efforts

One quarry in Kansas has been recognized for its recent reclamation efforts. Lecompton-based Mid-State Materials LLC has received the 2013 Governor's Mined Land Reclamation Award for reclamation efforts at its Big Springs Quarry, the Lawrence Journal-World reports. The award recognizes companies that ...

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Commissioners in Kansas reject producer’s new permit request

Aug 20, 2013

Commissioners in Kansas reject producer’s new permit request

Commissioners in Shawnee County, Kansas, voted unanimously on Monday to reject a request from Kansas Sand and Concrete to make changes to its permit that would allow for more truck traffic per day, according to Topeka’s WIBW. The permit currently allows ...

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Commissioners decline residents’ request for stricter permit limits on Kansas quarry

Jun 20, 2013

Commissioners decline residents’ request for stricter permit limits on Kansas quarry

The Douglas County Commission in Kansas last week declined residents’ request for stricter limits on the Hamm-Buchheim Quarry’s conditional use permit, the Lawrence Journal-World reported. According to a previous report from the Lawrence Journal-World, residents who live near the quarry complained ...

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Big Springs operators gain permission to change phasing schedule

Jun 06, 2013

Big Springs operators gain permission to change phasing schedule

Douglass County commissioners on Wednesday granted the operators of the Big Springs Quarry near Lecompton, Kansas, permission to mine in any sequence they want, Lawrence Journal-World reported. Prior to Wednesday night’s meeting, Mid-States Materials, LLC, which owns Big Springs Quarry, requested ...

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Liability concerns postpone rock blasting at Kansas quarry

Apr 01, 2013

Liability concerns postpone rock blasting at Kansas quarry

Last week, commissioners in Bourbon County, Kansas, postponed the county’s scheduled rock blasting at George Quarry, a property owned by the George Family Trust, Fort Scott Tribune reported. The county originally scheduled the rock blasting to take place in the next ...

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LaFarge sells Wichita operations to Summit Materials

Apr 01, 2013

LaFarge sells Wichita operations to Summit Materials

Lafarge North America plans to sell its aggregates, concrete and asphalt/paving operations located in Wichita, Kansas, to Summit Materials, the Wichita Business Journal reported. A Lafarge spokesperson told the Wichita Business Journal that he agreement consists of Lafarge’s three aggregate quarries, ...

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