Strong citizen opposition to a proposed waste pit in Augusta County, has killed the project. The Houff Corporation had proposed in November to construct a 3-million-gallon open pit to store industrial food waste imported from outside the county, to be located near Churchville,
Sponsor: Friends of Buckingham
Developer: Aston Bay
Since at least 2016, Aston Bay Holdings has drilled more than 20 exploratory holes in the A-1 agricultural zone on land situated between Yogaville and the Union Hill community.
A Canadian mining company, Aston Bay Holdings, has been exploring Buckingham County, VA for the establishment of a large, open-pit gold mining operation. Though the company began drilling exploratory holes in 2016, plans for the mine did not come to light until quite recently.