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OEPA Hearing On Mining Company Permit Draws Crowd, Comments

Feb 2, 2018
Many Clark County residents at the hearing were worried about the impact Enon Sand and Gravel's proposal could have on the environment.
Kristin Stratman / WYSO

More than 200 Springfield residents packed into a cafeteria at Greenon High School for a public hearing Thursday night.

Many came to comment on an Ohio Environmental Protection Agency permit application that would allow mining company Enon Sand and Gravel to dump treated wastewater into a tributary of the nearby Mud Run.

Dina Pierce is spokesperson for the Ohio EPA. Pierce says the agency is listening to community concerns as it considers the permit application.

Citizens Against Mining is fighting a proposed Clark County mining project
Citizens Against Mining, Mad River Township, Ohio. / WYSO

Organizers are hoping for crowds at an upcoming environmental hearing Thursday in Springfield.

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency will collect public feedback at the hearing on a proposal to discharge wastewater into a Clark County waterway.

 

The Ohio EPA is considering mining company Enon Sand and Gravel’s proposal to send thousands of gallons of wastewater from a limestone quarry into a Mud Run tributary.

 

Opponents of the Enon Sand and Gravel mining project say the mine could threaten the drinking-water supply, create noise pollution and hurt the property values of hundreds of nearby homes.
Citizens Against Mining, Mad River Township, Ohio. / WYSO

Some Clark County residents are pushing back against a proposed mining project in Mad River Township.

 

Opposition to the project has been growing louder after company Enon Sand and Gravel announced plans for the quarry project last year.

 

Opponents argue the mine could threaten the water supply, create noise pollution and hurt the property values of more than 200 nearby homes.