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Last updated 4:11AM ET
September 21, 2018
WOUB Local News
WOUB Local News
Citizens oppose Mar-Zane plans to expand
(WOUB) - Eight people braved the snow and cold in Logan last night to attend a public hearing about a controversial quarry in Hocking County.

Mar-Zane Materials wants to expand its operation at Enterprise from four acres to 186 acres...and it's trying to get an Environmental Protection Agency air permit.

E-P-A spokeswoman Heather Lauer says no one at the hearing spoke in support of Mar-Zane.

She says over 600 people have signed petitions opposing the permit.

Some are worried about health problems...while others expressed concerns about harm to the environment.

The Mar-Zane quarry is located along the Hocking River.

Lauer says after the comment period closes next week, E-P-A officials will consider whether to stick with their tentative approval of the permit...or deny it...or make changes to the permit.
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