COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A settlement has been reached to allow three permits for a sand quarry in central Tennessee to be reviewed.
The outstanding permits required for Plateau Sand's quarry's operation were issued in March 2007 by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and appealed by the Meadow Creek Conservation Coalition.
They will be reviewed Tuesday by the 10-member Water Quality Control Board when it meets in Nashville.
Central Tennessee environmental attorney Brian Paddock says the agreement allows the quarry to operate, but poses some restrictions on traffic, dust and noise at the facility.
If the permits are approved, Plateau Sand will have all the necessary requirements to proceed.
An additional federal permit, required by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, was conditional based on the board's decision.
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