EFFECTS

1. CHANGES IN THE WATER FLOW

  • INTERRUPT NATURAL WATER RECHARGE WHICH OFTEN LEADS TO DRAMATIC DROPS IN WATER TABLE
    • LEADS TO REDUCTION OF DRINKING WATER AVAILABLE TO NEIGHBORS LIVING IN ALL DIRECTIONS OF THE QUARRY SITE
    • RESIDENTIAL WELLS RUN DRY
    • BASE FLOW OF REGIONAL STREAMS REDUCED
  • DEWATERED WELL FIELDS AND WELLS
  • DISRUPT EXISTING MOVEMENT OF SURFACE AND GROUND WATER
  • CONTAMINATED OR POLLUTED WELL FIELDS AND WELLS
  • NEGATIVE AFFECT ON AQUIFERS DOWNSTREAM
  • SILTATION CARRIED BY DRAINAGE THROUGH THE BLASTED ROCK CAN AFFECT THE QUALITY OF THE GROUNDWATER OVER A WIDESPREAD AREA
    •  GREATEST SOURCE OF POLLUTION IN STREAMS
  • SINK HOLES IN KARST AREAS CAN BE FORMED
  •  POSSIBLE FLOODING

MAP OF PUBLIC WELLS WITHIN 5 MILES OF SITE WHICH COULD BE AFFECTED

Ground Water Ownership

LSC Members Brief
Vol. 127 Issue 10
Court held that “. . . Ohio landowners have a property interest in the
ground water underlying their land and that governmental interference with that right can constitute an unconstitutional taking.”

2. IMPACT OF QUARRIES ON PROPERTY VALUES

THE DISTANCE FROM QUARRY  LOWERS HOME VALUES PROPORTIONATELY:

  • 0-.31 MILES            HOME VALUES DROPPED 25% OR MORE
  • .625 MILES              HOME VALUES DROPPED 15-20%
  • 1 MILE                        HOMES VALUES DROPPED JUST UNDER 15%
  • 1.25-2  MILES        HOME VALUES DROPPED JUST UNDER 10%
  • 2.5-3.1 MILES        HOME VALUES DROPPED 5-7%
VIEW SOURCE:
of the Proposed Stoneco Gravel Mine
Operation on Richland Township
  • REDUCED SALES OF HOMES
  • REDUCED POPULATION DENSITY AND DESIRE TO MOVE INTO AREA
  • REDUCED SCHOOL ROLES AND FUNDING
  • INCREASED NOISE AND TRAFFIC DURING SCHOOL HOURS
  • INCREASED TAXES OVER THE LONG TERM TO LOCAL AND STATE COMMUNITY

3. INCREASED ROAD TRAFFIC

PROPOSED TRUCK ROUTE: FAIRFIELD TO 68 TO 70 TO ENON SAND AND GRAVEL

  • PHASE I – 76 ACRES
  • ASSUMING THE DEPTH AVERAGE OF 100 FEET = 15.33 MILLION TONS OF LIMESTONE. AT 300,000 TONS PER YEAR = 51 yrs
  • LARGE TRUCKS HAUL 20 TONS EACH. AT 300,000 TON PER YEAR EQUALS 300 TO 312 TRUCKS PER WEEK
  • 5 DAY WEEKS ARE60 TRUCKS PER DAY ON OUR ROADS
  • 6 DAY WEEKS ARE 50 TRUCKS PER DAY.
  • PHASE 2 – 123 ACRES
  • ABOUT TWICE THE ESTIMATES FOR PHASE 1 SINCE PROPOSED DEPTH IS ABOUT TWICE AT 145 FEET DEEP
  • REDUCED BRIDGE CAPACITIES AND LIFE
  • REDUCED ROAD QUALITY AND LIFE
  • INCREASED TRUCK AND CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT TRAFFIC
  • INCREASED PROBABILITY OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS WITH TRUCKS AND CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT

4. INCREASED NOISE FROM EACH ACTION IN MINING

  • BLASTING
    • CHEMICALS REMAIN FROM BLASTING – PARTICULARLY HIGH IN NITRATES
  • CRUSHING
  • STOCKPILING
  • TRANSPORTING

5. IMPACT WILDLIFE

  • IMPACTS ENDANGERED/THREATENED/PROTECTED SPECIES AND HABITATS
  • DISCHARGING SEDIMENT, POLLUTANTS AND OTHER CONTAMINANTS DIRECTLY INTO THE MUD RUN, CREEKS AND TRIBUTARIES WHICH FLOW DIRECTLY INTO THE MAD RIVER WATERSHED
  • REDUCED AGRICULTURAL USE OF LAND
  • REMOVE VIRTUALLY ALL VEGETATION, TOPSOIL AND SUBSOIL TO ACCESS RESOURCE
  • DISRUPT PER-EXISTING STREAM FLOWS AND ALTERS DRAINAGE PATTERNS
  • GREENHOUSE GASES FROM OPERATION OF HEAVY EQUIPMENT AND MACHINERY
  • DRAIN WETLANDS
  • FLOODING LIKELY

MUD RUN CREEK, MAD RIVER TOWNSHIP, CLARK COUNTY, OHIO   A VIDEO BY KYLE PETERSON

6. BUSINESSES, SCHOOL AND RESIDENCES

  • SAFETY OF CHILDREN, ADULTS OR LIVESTOCK AND WILDLIFE DUE TO DEEP PIT QUARRY OPERATIONS
  • IMPACTS TO OPERATIONS OR QUALITY OF HOUSING, BUSINESSES, FARMING, LIVESTOCK AND SCHOOLS
  • INCREASED RESPIRATORY, DIGESTIVE, HEARING AND OTHER HEALTH ISSUES
  • BLASTING AND VIBRATIONS DAMAGING TO BUSINESSES, HOMES AND BARN STRUCTURES

MINING WILL RESULT IN UNUSABLE, UGLY DEEP PIT QUARRIES, UNSAFE DRINKING WATER AND DIMINISHED AIR QUALITY.