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spray nozzles can adequately apply the water with little or no interruption." In addition to the smart water recycling and truck washing systems, the company preserved over 300 acres of green space that serve as a public park and wildlife habitat by moving mining operations underground. "By working underground, the community gets to use hundreds of acres of great green space above and our operation can produce aggregates for many, many years below ground," James said. The Bullitt County Stone quarry also annually passes audits from the Kentucky Division of Mines, Water and Air with high marks. The total suspended solids count in water from the operation has been less than 7 mg/L over 46 sample tests in two years. These and other measures earned the second-ever Platinum Award given to a producer member of NSSGA for environmental excellence. "Bullitt County Stone is truly a standout operation, and it is our pleasure to recognize their dedication to the community and the environment with the Platinum Award," said Michael W. Johnson, NSSGA president and CEO. "Innovative programs like these help to raise the bar for the industry as a whole, and prove that our operations are true community assets in so many ways." There are several other operations who received Gold Awards for their remarkable efforts to create and maintain sustainable quarries. NSSGA's Environmental Excellence Awards Program was created in 1992 to provide national recognition for aggregate producers that meet and exceed technical, environmental and regulatory requirements. The gold award is given to the 18 top 10 percent of facilities receiving the highest score from NSSGA's selected group of independent judges. Ashland Sand & Gravel The Ashland Sand and Gravel quarry conserves water and eliminates the need for discharge sampling and testing by using 100 percent recycled water for production plant operations. The on-site ponds provide a readily available water source for operations at the Aggregate Industries plant and wash water is recycled back to the ponds for reuse. The facility also actively recycles all used oil, fluorescent bulbs, rubber and steel. Ardmore Quarry By returning all wood pallets to parts suppliers for reuse and donating used conveyor belts to horse farms and other local businesses, the Hanson Aggregates Midwest Ardmore Quarry uses waste as a resource. The quarry also has an observatory overlook area that is used as an educational center for local schools and groups for quarry tours, fossil hunts and detailed discussions about geology. Martin Marietta Charlotte Quarry Martin Marietta's Charlotte Quarry provides 4-acres of land on the northwest corner of the property to a nonprofit urban farming collective called Sow Much Good. Plant personnel also prepared the land for planting, provided material for a parking lot, and helped build a structure to serve as a farmers market. The microfarm, which tries to teach the value of eating healthy locally grown food, produces several tons of fresh fruits and vegetables each year STONE, SAND & GRAVEL REVIEW, September/October 2016 that it sells at affordable price to the Charlotte community. South Russellville Quarry The environmental staff at the Vulcan Materials Company's South Russellville quarry conduct comprehensive annual inspections and use their findings to determine what material to emphasize in their highly-interactive, eight-hour, annual refresher training program. A workbook with activities and questions is included to assess the employee's understanding of the material. The success of their environmental training program is determined by the rate we meet or exceed our permit requirements and maintain zero citations. Meyer Material Co. Meyer Material Co. has partnered with the Wildlife Habitat Council to create a Development of Wildlife at work program for the Algonquin, Ill., site as it is one of the last refuges for the wildlife that is native to the region. Part of the facility includes a bypass road to relieve traffic congestion from busy suburban Chicago neighborhoods and another part is to be donated to a nearby village as a recreational area. Jamesville Quarry Due to the large size of Lehigh Hanson's Jamesville Quarry, the facility has recently been used for firefighter training, anti-terrorism training and for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's (NYSDEC) air-pollution control engineers new-hire training tour. They have also worked with NYSDEC in helping to protect the endangered Indian Brown Bat that lives in caves in a portion of the quarry. ■

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - September/October 2016

Aggregates Alerts
Election Day Means More Than the Oval Office
Election 2016
Going Above and Beyond
The Endangered Species Act and Development Projects
Toxic Substances Subject to New Review and Regulation
Q&A With Marc Kmec
Rip & Share
NSSGA@Work
Products & Services Guide
Index of Advertisers
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Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - September/October 2016 - Aggregates Alerts
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Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - September/October 2016 - Going Above and Beyond
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Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - September/October 2016 - The Endangered Species Act and Development Projects
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Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - September/October 2016 - Toxic Substances Subject to New Review and Regulation
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Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - September/October 2016 - Q&A With Marc Kmec
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Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - September/October 2016 - Index of Advertisers
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