Port Ludlow: State agency signs off on Mats Mats Quarry with environmental report

PORT LUDLOW — A plan to mine 60 feet below sea level at the Mats Mats Quarry will not create new significant environmental problems, says the state Department of Natural Resources.

A draft environmental-impact statement was issued late last month on Glacier Northwest’s plan to dig deeper to expand its operations at the 110-acre site in Port Ludlow. The Seattle-based company is seeking to transfer the mining permit of the former owner, General Construction.

“It looks like most if not all of the impacts can be mitigated,” said Dave Norman, assistant state geologist with the Department of Natural Resources.

The draft environmental-impact statement says that significant saltwater intrusion problems are not expected from the deepening of the quarry below sea level.

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