Quarry Opponents Meeting Tuesday At Senior Center

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An group which opposes the rock quarry just west of Woodbury is holding an organization meeting Tuesday night.

The group has been distributing a flyer around the community announcing the meeting and its purpose. The flyer states:

"Everyone in Woodbury is aware of the eyesore just outside of town along John Bragg Highway. But many of you may not know that there may be a way to put a STOP to the ear-shattering BLASTING, CONSTANT DUST and TRAFFIC coming from the site being operated as Cannon County Stone/Redi-Mix.

"The quarry site is currently (and has been for some time) operating without adequate permits from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC). And to get the required permits from the state, the owners of the quarry will be forced to apply to TDEC in the coming weeks/months. As part of this application process, there will be a comment period for those of us in Woodbury who hear and see this gutting of our landscape on a daily basis to make our voices heard.

"And even better, there will also be a Public Hearing held by the state. The hearing date has not been set, but a group of us are organizing to prepare for that opportunity to let the state know all of the issues with the quarry site.

The owner has been given at least one Notice of Violation (NOV) of the TDEC rules and we cannot trust him to follow the rules that TDEC sets to regulate quarry activity. Officials from TDEC won't have to deal with the Wells Group violating the rules (the people of Woodbury will!!) once they issue a permit so we have to stand up and fight now!!"

The meeting will start at 6 p.m. at the Cannon County Senior Center at 609 Lehman St.
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