August 24, 2005 Another year is upon us and still the fugitive dust from the quarry operations in Mountain Gate, CA continue. JF Shea has been fined numerous times by the Shasta County Air Quality Management District (AQMD) for the excessive dust emissions and yet they still continue to disregard the law. This has to be stopped! They need to be shut down until they come into compliance with the laws.
JF Shea Quarry Dust
JF Shea Quarry Dust
JF Shea Quarry Dust
JF Shea Quarry Dust
August 25, 2005
JF Shea Quarry Dust
JF Shea Quarry Dust
JF Shea Quarry Dust

September 6, 2005
JF Shea Quarry Dust
JF Shea Quarry Dust


September 7, 2005
JF Shea Quarry Dust
JF Shea Quarry Dust

September 8, 2005
JF Shea Quarry Dust
JF Shea Quarry Dust
JF Shea Quarry Dust


September 12, 2005
JF Shea Quarry Dust
JF Shea Quarry Dust
JF Shea Quarry Dust


September 13, 2005
JF Shea Quarry Dust
JF Shea Quarry Dust

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*Photos of Dust from Quarry Operations in Mt. Gate, CA. There are a couple of quarry operations running up there. I do not know which of the business' is responsible for all the fugitive dust. Some photos make reference to Mt. Gate Quarry, this is not intended to be the business being ran as Mt. Gate Quarry, but the quarry operations in Mt. Gate, CA. I personally would like to see better dust control measures used. If this can not be accomplished, then the operations should be shut down by the AQMD until a better way of controling the fugitive dust can be accomlished. Shasta County is non-compliant as it is and rates an "F" when it comes to air quality. Click for report from the American Lung Association.*
These photos were taken on June 30, 2003. Most views are from RR overpass on Pine Grove Ave, Wonderland Blvd. and from Fawndale Rd. With all the dust from the quarry operations in Mt. Gate, CA, do we really want another quarry built by Jaxon Baker in our area of the north state? Say NO to his proposed Goat Ranch Quarry Project!
Quarry Dust
Quarry Dust
Quarry Dust
Quarry Dust
Quarry Dust
Quarry Dust
Quarry Dust
Quarry Dust
Quarry Dust
Quarry Dust

The dust pollution continues in 2004 Photos were taken from the RR overpass on Pine Grove Ave. Shasta Lake, CA or the south entrance to J.F. Shea quarry in Mountain Gate, CA.

Dust June 7, 2004
Dust June 7, 2004
Dust June 7, 2004
Dust June 22, 2004
Dust June 22, 2004

July 2004
Dust July 13, 2004
Dust July 13, 2004
Dust July 13, 2004
Dust July 13, 2004
Dust July 13, 2004
Dust July 13, 2004
Dust July 14, 2004
Dust July 14, 2004
Dust July 14, 2004

Dust July 22, 2004
Dust July 22, 2004
Dust July 22, 2004
Dust July 22, 2004

Dust July 26, 2004
Dust July 26, 2004
Dust July 26, 2004
Dust July 27, 2004
Dust July 27, 2004
Dust July 28, 2004
Dust July 28, 2004
Dust July 29, 2004
Dust July 29, 2004

Air quality in Shasta County is not alway nice and clean.
Air quality Sept. 30, 2004

These are photo captures from the CalTrans camera on Fawndale Blvd. in Mountain Gate, CA
I-5Camera
I-5Camera
I-5Camera
I-5Camera July 14, 2004
I-5Camera July 26, 2004
I-5Camera July 29, 2004


The August 15, 2003 photos were taken at 8:15 am
Dust Aug. 6, 03
Dust Aug. 6, 03
Dust Aug. 15, 03
Dust Aug. 15, 03
Dust Aug. 15, 03
Dust Aug. 15, 03
Dust Aug. 20, 03
Dust Aug. 28, 03
Dust Aug. 28, 03

Dust Oct. 22, 03
Dust Oct. 22, 03
Dust Oct. 22, 03
Dust Oct. 22, 03

These are pictures of dust from quarry operations in Mt. Gate, CA taken in the past. Notice all the fugitive dust! It does not stay within the property boundries of the quarry operation.
Quarry Dust
Quarry Dust
Quarry Dust
Quarry Dust
Quarry Dust

Here are a couple of pictures showing just how bad the air quality in the Shasta Lake and Mt. Gate, CA area can be.
Dirty air Aug. 28, 2003
Dirty air Aug. 28, 2003
Dirty air Aug. 28, 2003
Dirty air Sept. 4, 2003
Dirty air Sept. 26, 2003
Dirty air Sept. 26, 2003
Dirty air Aug. 28, 2003