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Douglas County approves sand pit mining

Published on -8/29/2013, 7:17 AM

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- Despite objections from landowners and the city of Eudora, Douglas County commissioners have approved a sand pit mining operation.

The commission voted Wednesday to allow Penny's Concrete Inc. to move one of its current dredging operations onto the south bank of the Kansas River on land northwest of Eudora. State and federal authorities still need to approve the operation.

Earlier this week, the Eudora City Commission urged the county commission to reject the permit. Eudora officials are concerned the mine and the lake it will create could contaminate the city's water supply.

The Lawrence Journal World reports (http://bit.ly/186IEDE ) company officials insist the sand pit will not endanger public health and safety.

Commissioners Mike Gaughan and Jim Flory said they believed the conditions of the permit would minimize the risk.

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