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for Independent Weekly Vol. 29 Issue 23, June 2012
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Martin Marietta owns the RDU Quarry which is currently looking to expand due to increased demand for crushed stone to build the Triangle Expressway. The quarry is located near the Wyngate subdivision and expanding the quarry would intrude on the community's boundaries. Projected quarry expansion would result in dumping excess dirt from mining in an area near the subdivision's entrance at Ebenezer Church Road.
A Durham dry cleaning store has been demolished but traces of chemicals are left behind. The cleaners failed to comply with chemical safety resulting in contamination of the area with tetrachloroethylene or PERC. Residents in the area are concerned about the spread of this cancer-causing chemical into their neighborhood.