On November 17, 2006, Shelly and Sands/Mar-Zane Materials filed to amend permit IM-1284 from 4 Acres to 185 Acres that will border the Hocking River. We feel a gravel mining operation this large with the probable asphalt operation that will follow is not compatible with the area. The concerns are Flooding, Air Quality, Water Wells, Road Safety, Hocking River Ecosystem, Property Values, Existing Business, and a negative effect on tourism. We urge The Ohio Division of Mineral Resources Management to deny this amendment to the permit.
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