Rumbling Rocks Worry Residents

1 decade 1 year 5 months ago Monday, February 12 2007 Feb 12, 2007 Monday, February 12, 2007 9:29:55 PM CST February 12, 2007 in News

And when he and his family purchased land in Sunrise Beach four years ago, Bisogno thought the nearby quarry would be closing down soon.  But it's now closer than ever.

"That we were gonna put a mine in the middle of our residential area," said Bisogno.

Loud noises aren't the only problem Bisogno says Camden County Stone brings.

"The two-story house shifted off its foundation. The wires were pulled. The plumbing started pushing through the walls. There were cracks in the floors. The doors wouldn't open and close. The roof started leaking. There were splits in the walls," explained Bisogno.

And after installing steel braces to hold up his house, Bisogno wants to change the way quarry operates.

"Do not dig as many holes.Do not use as much powder," said Bisogno.

But can't find a state agency with the power to help him. But neighbors know Camden County Stone has a 50 year permit that's only four years old.  Meaning they want the state to reconsider the company's right to operate.

"Quarries are taking advantage of the state of Missouri by allowing this to happen. And there's gotta be stricter regulations in order for there to be any changes," said Devon Corliss, another quarry neighbor.

Residents hope someone can provide a little support to keep their lives stable.  The Sunrise Beach Quarry Accountability Committee is working on a petition to change quarry rules and regulations.  The group will hold a meeting Mon. Feb 12, 2007 night at 5:30 at the First National Bank in Sunset Beach.

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