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Dragon Products and Neighbors for a Safe Dragon
  • Published
    April 21, 2016

    With quarry expansion, town's oldest, most valuable industry endures

    The town of Thomaston is built on a wedge of Precambrian rock beginning at the head of the St. George river estuary and tapering to the northeast into parts of Rockport, Rockland and Camden. The limestone this formation contains has supported the lime and cement industries the town has depended on since its founding. The valuable stone has also been a source of worry and uncertainty. How long will the limited, ...

  • Published
    March 25, 2011

    Federal judge rules in favor of Dragon Products

    More than six years after initially filing suit against Dragon Products for the trespass of dust, a Thomaston couple has lost its case against the Spanish-owned company. On March 22, U.S. District Court Judge George Singal ruled that Stephen and Kathy Darney, who own a home on Old County Road in Thomaston, failed to establish liability on the part of Dragon Cement, and did not produce evidence to prove that ...

  • Published
    January 29, 2011

    Cement plant cited for safety violations

    The federal mine safety agency has cited the Dragon Products cement plant for numerous safety violations that include failing to correct previously reported problems. The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety Health Administration issued a news release Jan. 27 that announced the alleged violations of the cement plant off Route 1 in Thomaston. The mine safety agency conducted its inspection from Nov. 29 ...

  • Published
    February 10, 2010

    Can dust and vibration trespass?

    Whether dust and vibrations can be considered valid trespass will be considered Wednesday, Feb. 10 before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. The oral arguments rest on a 6-year-old dispute between Stephen and Kathy Darney of Thomaston and their neighbor, cement manufacturer Dragon Products LLC, which also operates a nearby limestone quarry. The Maine law court will consider the question at the request of U.S. ...

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