Southern Environmental Law Center

Wastewater From A Proposed Beaufort County Mine Could Impact Blounts Creek

A proposed limestone mine in Beaufort County wants to discharge millions of gallons of waste water into Blounts Creek. Environmental groups are suing, saying the influx of water would drastically alter the ecosystem and push wildlife out of the area. But North Carolina has signed off on the permit. What happens when a popular fishing destination is changed by industry? Raleigh based aggregate and heavy building material supplier Martin Marietta Materials is proposing a 649-acre open pit...
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