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Fitzpatrick Urges Gov. Wolf to Suspend Redevelopment of Rockhill Quarry

Dec 11, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC—Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) today sent a letter to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf requesting that any further redevelopment of the Rockhill Quarry be suspended until a more thorough environmental review can be conducted after asbestos was found on site.

“While I appreciate the immediate moratorium of all mining, rock crushing and sizing, and all other activities related to the quarry, the seriousness of this test result cannot be overstated,” wrote Fitzpatrick. “As such, I request that any redevelopment of Rockhill Quarry be suspended until a more thorough environmental review of the site can be conducted, and the concerns of my constituents are properly addressed.”

On December 7, the PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) received notice from the proprietor of Rockhill Quarry regarding a positive test result for fibrous asbestos at the site.  Subsequently, the DEP ordered all mining activities at the quarry to cease until DEP rescinds the order.

Read Fitzpatrick’s entire letter to Gov. Wolf HERE.

Last month, Fitzpatrick wrote to PA DEP Secretary McDonnell regarding various concerns of residents in proximity to Rockhill Quarry.

“I am extremely concerned that the operation of this quarry under the requested permit would create an unnecessary health and safety risk to my constituents,” wrote Fitzpatrick in his Nov. 5th letter.

Fitzpatrick’s letter to PA DEP Secretary McDonnell can be found HERE.