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Monday, February 03, 2014

Environment - "Department of Natural Resources OKs Americus stone quarry permit"

Updating this ILB post from July 24, 2013, titled "Environment - More on "More than 400 sign petition objecting to gravel mine north of Americus", Emily Campion reports Jan. 30 in the Lafayette Journal Courier in a story that begins:

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources issued a permit to Rogers Group Inc. for its proposed stone quarry about a mile north of Americus off Old Indiana 25.

The permit is one of the group’s final stages before beginning construction on the site. The Rogers Group, founded more than 100 years ago in Bloomington, employs more than 1,400 people and operates in nine states.

The DNR permit application included studies to indicate the quarry’s potential effect on the flood plain, water, wildlife, among other environmental factors, according to group’s press release.

The last legal hurdle is to follow up on a request made to the Tippecanoe County Board of Zoning Appeals for a conditional use permit. The BZA will weigh the request at its June meeting.

Not all are pleased with the proposed Americus stone quarry, specifically those who live in the 200 homes within a mile or so of the proposed site — 524 acres between the Wabash River and Old Indiana 25.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on February 3, 2014 09:13 AM
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