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December 10, 2016
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Holbert Quarry dispute resolved; mining operations limited to four acres at a time

The dispute over the proposed expansion of the Holbert Quarry in Lackawaxen, PA close to the Upper Delaware River, has been resolved.

UDC chairperson Nadia Rajsz wrote in a letter to DEP on December 6, “We feel that the NPDES permit does protect the outstandingly remarkable values of the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River through regulation of surface discharge and appropriate erosion and sediment controls… The NPDES permit is viewed as an adequate compromise to accommodate the interests and goals of all parties. We will rely on the DEP to uphold its regulations throughout the duration of this mining operation and are gratified to learn that there is a more rigorous, quarterly inspection schedule associated with this permit.”

The expansion had also been opposed by neighbors in the area who were concerned, among other things, about the amount of truck traffic the expanded quarry would produce.

The Holbert brothers did not immediately respond to a request for comment.