Panel to debate mining impact at forum in Marble Falls

Connie Swinney/The Highlander
Residents who are supporters and opponents of the growing mining industry in Burnet County are set to come together during a public forum Monday, Oct. 7 in Marble Falls. Pictured here is a gravel truck on US 281 on Oct. 2 leaving the entryway of the Lhoist mining operation just north of Marble Falls. Concerns among residents include air and water quality as well as congestion and traffic safety.






By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

An upcoming public forum will feature a debate among group representatives at odds over the impact and proliferation of the mining industry in the Hill Country.

The event – sponsored by the Austin American Statesman (AAS) and KVUE TV Austin – is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 7 at the Riverbend Conference Center, 708 1st St. in Marble Falls.

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