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Sand mining

Riverhead hauls DEC into court over Calverton mine expansion

Charging the State Department of Environmental Conservation with flagrant violations of the state law, Riverhead Town is asking a court to nullify the agency's decision against an in-depth environmental review for the expansion of a Calverton mine to a depth 89 feet below groundwater.

Riverhead joins forces with other East End towns in sand mine battle

Riverhead Town has signed on to an amicus brief in an appeal being defended by Southampton Town in a sand-mining case that could have implications for towns across the region.

Riverhead hires law firm to challenge DEC on sand mine

Riverhead Town is hiring a law firm to challenge the State Department of Environmental Conservation’s handling of the CMA Mine application to expand an existing mine at the corner of Youngs and Osborn avenues in Calverton.

State DEC poised to approve sand and gravel mining 89 feet into groundwater in Calverton

Plans to dig a Calverton sand and gravel mine to a depth of 100 feet — 89 feet below the groundwater table — are advancing at the State Department of Environmental Conservation, to the dismay of Riverhead Town officials and community residents.

Calverton sand mine operator wants to expand mine downward — to 89 ft. below groundwater

CMA Mine, which has a permit to mine a 20-acre site on the southwest corner of Osborn and Youngs avenues, wants to expand the mine vertically, by digging to a depth of 100 feet — 89 feet below the groundwater table — and constructing an 8.5-acre lake.

Court grants preliminary injunction in Calverton mining case, for now

A decades-long legal battle over sand mining in Calverton is rekindled, but this time, town gets preliminary injunction up front.