Some Plains Township residents upset with quarry blasting

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Plains Township residents attend an information session on quarry blasting Thursday night as complaints from residents have mounted. -

PLAINS TWP. — Commissioners in Plains Township called for a public information meeting Thursday night as residents say blasting from the Valley Stone Quarry has become stronger over the past year and damaged their property.

A representative from the Department of Environmental Protection was there to answer questions and present findings from an investigation. It found that recent blasts may have shaken some homes, but they were not powerful enough to cause any damage.

Some weren’t buying that.

“There are people in the audience who had windows smashed, they have had foundations cracked, they’ve had pictures falling off the wall, they’ve had all of these things happen,” township resident Bernie Prevuznak argued.

DEP staffers say they are going to follow up on some of the concerns brought up at the meeting.

The site, also known as Popple’s Quarry, is located off East Saylor Avenue and is near Laflin.

Plains Township residents attend an information session on quarry blasting Thursday night as complaints from residents have mounted.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/web1_Quarry-meeting-1.jpgPlains Township residents attend an information session on quarry blasting Thursday night as complaints from residents have mounted.

By Fox56 News