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Roblar Road Quarry to Go Before Supervisor

Roblar Road quarry to go before supervisors
October 17, 2010.

The Sonoma County Board supervisors will take on a controversial industrial project Tuesday, October 19, at 2:00 pm when it reviews the proposed Roblar Road rock quarry west of Cotati.

The project would produce about 11 million cubic yards of construction-grade rock worth about $60 million over at least 20 years.

Opponents, including a vocal group of area residents, say the quarry could contaminate ground water and release airborne toxins because it’s located adjacent to a shuttered, uncapped former county landfill.

The issue is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. in the board meeting room, 575 Administrative Drive, Santa Rosa.

— The Press Democrat