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Opelika Quarry owners consider relocation after sinkhole issues

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A sinkhole that developed in the lawn of a resident that lives on the corner of Lee Rd. 705 and 704 in Lee County. A sinkhole that developed in the lawn of a resident that lives on the corner of Lee Rd. 705 and 704 in Lee County.
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OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) -

The business that operates the Opelika Quarry is considering shutting down its current location on Hwy. 169 after causing the development of multiple sinkholes in the area.

APAC Mid-South, Inc. has owned the mine for a decade. According to lawyer Dave Toolan, the company has "spent millions of dollars repairing sinkholes and making changes" to prevent sinkholes from developing.

These efforts have included restructuring large portions of Lee Rd. 148, Little Uchee Creek, and building a new water discharge system, he says in an email.

Still, sinkholes have recently appeared in the area near Lee Rd. 704. Because of this, the company is considering mining on a "smaller scale" or moving its operations to another location.

Toolan says the quarry has been in operation since the Civil War.

If they choose to relocate, the quarry may be sold. APAC will make a decision regarding the quarry's future within the next 45 days.

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