Ohio Appeals Court Won't Hear Quarry Case

(Toledo, OH) A Northwest Ohio appeals court upholds a temporary injunction at an Ottawa County quarry. 

Rocky Ridge Development appealed the injunction to the Ohio Sixth District Court of Appeals which halted operations at its quarry in Benton Township. But a panel of Toledo judges ruled the court lacked the jurisdiction to hear that appeal. 

An Ottawa County judge put a halt last March to the disposal of lime waste in the quarry until the company came into compliance with local zoning rules. The spent lime is  a byproduct from Toledo's Collins Park Water Treatment Plant. 

In a separate case, Benton Township trustees appealed an EPA permit, claiming dumping at the quarry endangers human health and the environment, because the permit allows waste to contaminate local wells and a drinking water supply. The permit appeal will be heard by a state panel in February.

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