Construction Company Seeks DEP Approval for Extending Mining Activities

Construction Company Seeks DEP Approval for Extending Mining Activities

Clarion County, Pennsylvania: A company based in Clarion County aims to broaden its limestone extraction activities in Washington County.

There will be a public meeting to go over a proposal for the construction of the underground facility. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday night.

Neiswonger Construction Inc. has proposed a 336.7-acre mine that would be located beneath the Maggie Lynn Quarry, which the company currently operates along Morey Road in Deemston.

The company owns six quarries in Western Pennsylvania, including Maggie Lynn. Neiswonger intends for Tenmile Creek, a trout-stocked fishery in the Monongahela River Watershed, to receive treated runoff from the site.

Neiswonger intends to mine and process limestone, which includes building entrances for underground mining using the room-and-pillar method and enlarging the current surface mine pits.

The permit application estimates the duration of limestone reserves at thirty to thirty-five years. The application was submitted to the DEP. After the mining, the storage area will be used as a storage facility.

The final decision lies in the hands of the Department of Environmental Protection. The meeting will decide the course of events in the future.

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