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August 11, 2017

Landowners concerned over Pumice mine in Oregon forest

MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) — Oregon landowners say a proposed pumice mine could increase truck traffic, bring noise and affect deer and elk habitats in a high-use recreation area.

The Mail Tribune reports the proposed pumice sand mining operation would be located along a scenic highway between Prospect and Union Creek in southwest Oregon, and in the middle of federal forests.

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