Company To Hold Public Hearing On Proposed Limestone Mine In Craven-Beaufort County

Tuesday night, a company seeking to create an open pit limestone mine on the Craven-Beaufort County line will host a meeting for those who have concerns about water access to their homes.

Martin Marietta Materials Inc. will host a public hearing at 6 p.m. on Tuesday night at the Beaufort County Courthouse to address concerns about the limestone mine they are seeking to create in the Blount's Creek area.

The mine could impact four of Beaufort County's water wells and the 9,000 people they serve.


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  • by be carfull Location: hyde county on Feb 3, 2012 at 06:58 AM
    we let the egg company come in down here and i was thinking this is going to be good for our county but now i wish we had look in to it better the flys down here are out of this world no matter what u do they fill ur houes and your car, please take a really good look at all the facts before you say its a good idea to let a company come to beaufort county and we already have one mine that people are worried about JUST REVIEW THE IMPACTS
  • by Look to the Future on Feb 2, 2012 at 05:08 AM
    Banna mentality - Build Absoluately Nothing Near Anything! The blind leaders in Washington DC want windmills, electric cars, and solar panels. Look at the cost of gas today. Remember our President wants the price of gas to go up to a minimum of $ 5.00 per gallon. When gas is too expensive there will not be any tourism business in the county and we will not be able to afford to purchase food. Who then will pay the taxes to support the 50% that pay no property taxes?
  • by jokerdog Location: washington on Jan 31, 2012 at 08:56 AM
    if the mine comes you will not have any people smart enough to work there
  • by Jake on Jan 31, 2012 at 07:35 AM
    I love how people always complain about needing jobs, but whenever someone wants to create some job you run them off.
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      by wow on Jan 31, 2012 at 08:54 AM in reply to Jake
      I totally agree. They don't want to go to work is the only thing. As long as they can sit home and draw a check there is no reason for them to work.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jan 31, 2012 at 05:07 AM
    Oh course we don't want jobs in eastern NC, send them packin. We have plenty of jobs and unemployment is near %5....happy days are here again.
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      by At What Cost? on Jan 31, 2012 at 06:12 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      While it is important to bring more jobs into the area, I feel concerns here are the effects mining of limestone would have on our environment. Major factors can be reviewed here: http://www.ehow.com/list_7634673_environmental-hazards-limestone-mining.html
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        by Jake on Jan 31, 2012 at 07:36 AM in reply to At What Cost?
        Really the only concern you pointed out was the drinking water.
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        by Obama Snake Oil Co on Jan 31, 2012 at 07:52 AM in reply to At What Cost?
        Your link just tells me what I have already learned. People forget in the modern era of EPA, water quality and standards, there is no problem with this mine. They are all over the country including Aurora. The point is, at some point in time environmentalists would drive every facility offshore for their own selfish reasons regardless of who it would hurt. It wouldn't matter if the were good stewards of the land, they don't want them to even have the option to prove it. Now you know why companies are moving to China. Just ask PCS who has been here for years, the environmentalists went after them over what? The left the land in better shape than when they found it, they never showed water quality violations reported by NC depts. No one has ever complained that lives there...well, a few libterds did, however, as usual, uninformed by rumors. Like the fish kills, they blamed it on PCS only to find it had nothing to do with them and was natuarally happens due to hot weather and no oxygen. So, based on facts, I have no problem with a mining operations coming to Eastern NC which is very poor and has no industry and the children are not eating healthy and what about the old people....Anotherwords, this has a lot to do with nothing.
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          by At What Cost? on Jan 31, 2012 at 09:29 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
          I didn't say the concerns were my own. I only posted that site so others could gain insight into both sides of the coin. I have always agreed with what you've posted on here, as we share so many of the same opinions. Main one is getting HRH out of office, I believe. I could not agree with you more on the job situation in ENC.
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