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Controversial Sand Mine Back In The News

Posted by wlpo on June 19, 2013

The latest hurdle for controversial sand mine to clear will be at a meeting tonight in Ottawa.

The Ottawa City Council and Ottawa Planning Commission will hold a joint public hearing and meeting to discuss proposals from Archer Daniels Midland to transport sand for Mississippi Sand.  ADM is asking for a conditional use permit for a barge fleeting operation along Route 71 and also requesting to annex the property into the city of Ottawa.

Groups like the Sierra Club have been successful in delaying Mississippi Sand from mining east of Starved Rock State Park.  The sand company has been going through the permit process for over a year and a half.

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