Company Pursuing Plans For Open Pit Mine In Craven-Beaufort County

Marietta Mines is pursuing building an open pit limestone mine planned for the Blount's Creek area on the Craven-Beaufort County line.

The state division of water quality is now requesting the company offer an "expanded" analysis of alternatives to their plan, according to the Washington Daily News.

Beaufort County officials say the Marietta Mines plan would lead to 9 million gallons of water being discharged daily, which would impact four of the county's water wells, and the 9,000 people they serve.

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