CARYVILLE, TN. (WLAF)-  The public will have an opportunity to voice thoughts about the proposed rock quarry in LaFollette at an upcoming public hearing.

The Tennessee Departments of Water Resources and Environment and Conservation will hold the joint hearing April 14 at 6 pm at Cove Lake State Park.  A preliminary technical session will be held from 6 pm until 7 pm with the public hearing set for 7 pm.

Dwayne Potter and his company, Potter South East Stone, have applied for the permit to establish a rock quarry at 1623 Jacksboro Pike.  The permit is for a limestone quarry and processing facility, according to a press release (see further down this page).  If granted, the permit will allow Potter’s quarry to “discharge treated mine wastewater and storm water into Hunter Branch,” the release said.

The purpose of the hearing is to obtain comments from the public relevant to the final decision about the permit.

For more information about the permit, contact Bonnie Craighead at (865) 594- 5547.