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Vulcan must divest 17 Aggregates USA properties -U.S. statement

WASHINGTON, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Vulcan Materials Co must divest 17 crushed stone aggregate facilities in Tennessee and Virginia in order to acquire Aggregates USA, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement on Friday.

Under the terms of the proposed settlement Birmingham, Alabama-based Vulcan would divest Aggregate's 13 rock quarries and yards and four inactive quarries in the two states to Blue Water Industries or another U.S.-approved acquirer, the department said in a statement. (Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Phil Berlowitz)