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Town of Cary: Get the Facts - Wake Stone Quarry and Odd Fellows Parcels

06/30/2020 10:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

From the Town of Cary's website:

DEQ held a public hearing on June 23, 2020 for the Wake Stone Mining Permit modification on the RDU-managed land adjacent to the existing quarry, north of I-40. The public hearing went late into the evening and DEQ was unable to hear all registered speakers. Another hearing will be held Tuesday, July 7, 2020 for the remainder of the registered speakers. The opportunity to provide written comment has also been extended to Friday, July 17, 2020. View more information about the hearing and public comment period at the DEQ's website.

The Town has been following this project and has met with citizens who have expressed concerns. Most recently, Umstead Coalition representatives raised concerns about the project’s potential impact to Town facilities, including the North Cary Water Reclamation Facility. The Town also has an interest in the portion of Old Reedy Creek Road, including the bridge, that is located south of I-40. Based on this, staff have engaged one of our on-call consulting firms to help us monitor the permitting of the new RDU mine. The consultant will help us monitor developments in the complex and unfamiliar permitting process to ensure regulators have the information they need to avoid unintended impacts to Town facilities. We want to remain open to the expressed concerns of citizens and neither validate or set-aside their concerns without independently validating them with our consultants.

The public is invited to participate in the hearing online or listen by phone. Only previously registered speakers will have the opportunity to speak.  

Read on the Town of Cary's website

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