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February 18, 2009

Stimulus spending for NW roads puts pressure on gravel supply

  • The biggest and best gravel deposits that are the easiest to transport are in a roughly 25-mile-wide band along the rim of Puget Sound.
    The News Tribune

    AP Photo/The News Tribune, Dean J. Koepfler [enlarge]
    Conveyor belts are used to process gravel at the Glacier Northwest Gravel mine plant in Dupont. The 387-acre mining operation is tucked away out of view of most Dupont residents but a proposed 177-acre expansion has them up in arms.

    TACOMA — Check out the people smiling biggest over the federal economic stimulus package, and chances are you'll find Bruce Chattin among them.

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