DHEC hearing Thursday will shed more light on possible Williamsburg Co. quarry

VIDEO: DHEC hearing Thursday will shed more light on possible Williamsburg Co. quarry

WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - DHEC is scheduled to hold a public hearing about the controversial possibility of a limestone mine in Williamsburg County Thursday night.

Williamsburg County Council voted unanimously to oppose the limestone mining quarry last August, but the county supervisor said he didn't know what that meant for the project moving forward.

Lifelong Earles resident Billy Brourton said then that the community has several concerns with a possible quarry coming to their neck of the woods, ranging from wells drying up, home foundations cracking from the blasting, the noise it could cause, dust, and having up to 100 trucks on the road every day.

The Coastal Conservation League also contends the mine would harm wildlife and cause sinkholes.

It's scheduled to start at 6 p.m. at Andrews High School in Andrews.

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