Quarrying

Illegal quarrying in Valencia

Il­le­gal quar­ry op­er­a­tors have start­ed min­ing in­side the State-owned pine fields of Va­len­cia, leav­ing be­hind open pits as deep as 20 feet.

Forestry work­ers who have been toil­ing in the pine field forests off Mo­ra Trace, Va­len­cia came up­on the pits yes­ter­day.

Ex­press­ing dis­gust with il­le­gal min­ing, one work­er said, “This is a haz­ard be­cause there are con­trac­tors and oth­er op­er­a­tors who work in the pine field.