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Carver: SLT mining site: Town of Plympton issues cease & desist

SLT plan to expand sand and gravel mining into Plympton stopped by cease & desist issued 9/28/22

SLT fires back: on 9/30/22 says Town is wrong, the law doesn’t say what the Town says it does

SLT threatens to sue Town & seek court injunction allowing it to continue mining sand and gravel in Plympton

Legal troubles continue to mount for the illegal SLT Construction mining site in Carver on Spring Street. The company has expanded its mining operations into the abutting Town of Plympton according to aerial photographs. The Plympton Building Inspector issued a cease and desist on 9/28/22.

SLT’s delusions that its mining is “legal” and complies with “all permits” is coming up against another harsh reality.

In 2018, SLT told the state environmental office the project would alter “9.5 acres” and take 620,000 cubic yards of earth from Carver and 180,000 cubic yards from Plympton. Read Secretary Matt Beaton’s Certificate here. The site destruction is much greater and an unknown volume of earth has been removed as of September 28, 2022.

MassMapper GIS shows SLT mining in Plympton as of October 2021
SLT mining in Plympton. Source: Mass Mapper GIS 2021.

The public, and public officials, are claiming otherwise.

Find out more about SLT’s illegal operations here and efforts by grassroots activists to pull back the curtain on the illegal mining operations in Southeastern Massachusetts and the Carver Earth Removal Committee covering up for SLT and others.

The cease and desist order and SLT’s lawyer’s response are here.