August 2017 Update
The blast that occurred on July 27, 2017 caused many residents to complain to the Department of Permitting and Environmental Review (DPER) and to the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency regarding dust in the air as well as rock fall and tree fall that sounded very close to the Raging River. The severity of this blast and the number of complaints submitted to DPER prompted a site visit by DPER, and concluded that as a result of the blast there was rock/debris outside of the areas permitted for quarry related operations.
As a result, DPER has temporarily suspended blasting by the current quarry operator until they hire a geotechnical consultant to:
YOUR COMPLAINTS MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Raging River Conservation Group
Please note the ANSWER from DPER regarding property issues:
24._The quarry operator shall be responsible for any damage to nearby properties, including domestic water supply wells, attributable to blasting on the subject property. Claims for any such damage shall be the responsibility of the affected property owner and the quarry operator to handle directly between themselves, but a failure of the quarry operator to respond in good faith to any such claim may be cause for denial of future grading permits, or prohibition or restriction upon future blasting.