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Oldcastle sand mine project coming back before LPA, county

Last summer two mining companies applied for special exceptions to allow development of separate mines in southeastern and northeastern Baker County. After much discussion, changes to its proposal and a few false starts in the local planning process, one of the companies, Oldcastle Southern Group of Tampa, is ready to move forward.

The company recently received its final environmental permit from the state and this week sealed a deal with the City of Macclenny to accept its treated wastewater stream and avoid pumping water from the aquifer, which concerned local residents who mounted a campaign to oppose the projects last year. Read More »

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