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Draper tightens geohazard rules



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DRAPER, Utah (AP) -- Building on mountains that are at risk for landslides is getting a little more difficult in Draper.

The council has approved an ordinance that requires developers to conduct more stringent, in-depth geological tests on areas that may be subject to landslides before they can receive approval to build in those areas.

The ordinance will not apply to any existing structures in the city. Some developers had complained that the city's geological study requirements were too vague and that parts of the ordinance still don't address that, while others are too restrictive and beyond the city's power.

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Information from: Deseret Morning News

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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