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Whistleblower report: Bette Maki Property, Meadow Street in Carver

Recent whistleblower reports show violations on noise and truck limits at the illegal mining operation at the Bette Maki Property on Meadow Street in Carver, Massachusetts. The landowner for this property is Bette Maki, Alex Johnson & Son Cranberry Co. is the operator. Lopes Construction of Taunton runs the extraction and trucking operations.

Johnson is one of many so-called cranberry companies like AD Makepeace doing sand and gravel extraction under the guise of a cranberry operation.

An earth removal truck leaving the Meadow Street job site in Carver on April 22, 2022.

Heavy earth removal equipment used for sand mining is seen at the Bette Maki “cranberry property” on April 6, 2022.

Sand piles from earth removal activities disguised as cranberry farming at 0 Meadow Street in Carver. Photo taken on April 6, 2022.

A neighbor’s vehicle is covered in silica sand dust emissions from sand mining activities on Meadow Street. Photo taken on March 21, 2022

Entrance to 0 Meadow Street is covered in tire tracks from earth removal trucks. Photo taken on March 20, 2022