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Lafarge seeks special use permit; new quarry.

Lafarge North America is willing to post a bond to pay for immediate repairs if its blasting ruptures Lockport, N.Y.'s, water supply pipeline. Perry Galdenzi, Lafarge project manager, made the pledge as he appealed to the Common Council for a special use permit that would allow the company, which employs 39 people, to mine nine acres of land within city limits, according to the Buffalo News.

Galdenzi said the site contains 1.5 million tons of limestone, which is about the amount the company sells in a year. Lafarge produces most of the limestone aggregate used in paving projects in Niagara County, N.Y., according to the article. Asphalt is 95 percent limestone, Galdenzi said.

The company plans a major new quarry on the south side of Hinman Road in the Town of Lockport that will keep it operating for 40 to 50 years, Galdenzi said. But first the company has to go through a lengthy Department of Environmental Conservation permit process, and win approval from the Town of Lockport.

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Title Annotation:PERMITTING; Lafarge North America Inc.
Author:Kuhar, Mark S.
Publication:Rock Products
Article Type:Brief article
Date:Mar 1, 2016
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