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Clayton County officials OK rezoning for sand mining plan

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Clayton County supervisors have unanimously rezoned land for a proposed sand mining expansion after months of study and debate.

The Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports  the supervisors voted 3-0 on Monday to rezone the 746 acres from agriculture to heavy industrial.

The approval is a key step for Pattison Sand Co.'s plan to expand its sand mining operation.

The supervisors added restrictions requiring that mining be done underground, that Pattison implement a well-monitoring program and that the company be responsible for any well damage from the mining. The company also must file an emergency plan with county officials and set back any ventilated shafts at least 500 feet from adjoining property lines.

Pattison still needs a conditional use permit from the county's Board of Adjustment.

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