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Settlement talks stall DuPont mine expansion


December 13, 2010
By Breanne Coats | Business Examiner

Dec. 13, 2010 – Expansion is usually on the minds of those in the sand and gravel mine business.

Dec. 13, 2010 – Expansion is usually on the minds of those in the sand and gravel mine business.

But
unlike most industries where expansion is a sign that a business is
growing, for mining companies, like CalPortland, expansion is a
necessity. Without it, the company would run out of products.

While
many products CalPortland mines are part of day-to-day life — from
materials used in football stadiums to interstate roadways — there are
groups that fear the long-term environmental affects of mining.

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So
what does it take to expand mines, like the one in DuPont, which
happens to be the primary source of sand and gravel in the Puget Sound
region? | READ MORE