Company hopes to sell Coos Bay sand

Company hopes to sell Coos Bay sand

Ocean Grove Development Group says there is great demand for 4 million cubic yards of sand on a Coos Bay property.

The company hopes to mine the sand and then build a 500-unit housing development there.

In addition to fracking, Ocean Grove claimed that proposed infrastructure projects in the Northwest, including the proposed Columbia River Crossing in Portland and the proposed shipping terminal on Coos Bay, will increase the market for sand. Sand also will be needed to replenish beaches destroyed in Hurricane Sandy, it said.

Although the company's website says sand is in demand nationwide, local contractors haven't yet been able to sell sand out of the area.

Read more at The World.

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