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Fayette judge orders halt to mine blasting near historic church

Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011
 

A Fayette County judge has ordered a Strattanville construction company to stop all blasting on its mining operation near a historic church.

In an order issued this morning, Judge John F. Wagner Jr. denied the county's request to stop all operations at the mine site, but he prohibited blasting by Neiswonger Construction Inc.

"All blasting shall cease until after a hearing in this matter is held," Wagner wrote in the order. The judge set the hearing for 9:30 a.m. Sept. 6 in Courtroom No. 2 at the courthouse.

The Fayette County Office of Planning, Zoning and Community Development sought a court order to halt mining operations after the company allegedly ignored a July 25 cease and desist order. The county contends the company began mining operations without seeking a special exception.

The mining operation is located on 160 acres of land along Elm Grove Road in Dunbar Township, near the historic Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church.

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