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DEC fines Schoharie mining firm for dust

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The state Department of Environmental Conservation levied a $2,500 fine against a Cobleskill-based mining company for a dust cloud that followed a blast at its Schoharie mine in 2010. Cobleskill Stone Products paid $500 and the DEC suspended $2,000 of the fine pending an independent review of the blasting practices, according to a consent order dated May 13. Cobleskill Stone owner Emil Galasso likened the puff of dust that followed the Aug. 31, 2010, blast ...

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