This research paper was submitted by local resident and former FCPG board member Tony Sevelka. 

"Aggregate extraction operations are notorious for causing significant environmental
damage, often permanent and irreversible, and when permitted in the wrong geographic
locations nearby property owners are adversely and uniquely impacted. Through no fault
of their own conduct, innocent property owners near an aggregate extraction operation
experience a diminished quality of life, lose the full use and enjoyment of their properties,
and sustain a reduction in the value of their properties, for which no compensation is

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