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Plympton: SLT continues Earth Removal in blatant violation of Sept. 28, 2022 Cease & Desist Order

Dec. 2022: SLT files Earth Removal Application with Plympton

Feb. 27, 2023: Board of Selectmen decline to act on application; continue public hearing to March 27, 2023; asks for hydrology study

Feb. 22, 2023 drone video showing SLT mining in Plympton is here

Since at least October 2021, SLT has been conducting Earth Removal Operations in Plympton adjacent to its Spring Street, Carver operation On Sept. 28, 2022, the Plympton Building Commissioner issued a cease and desist. SLT has ignored it and continues Earth Removal in Plympton.

On February 27, 2023, the Board of Selectmen held a public hearing on SLT’s application for earth removal to build a “recycling facility.” Read CLWC’s written comments asking the Board to deny the application. CLWC’s slide show to the Board of Selectmen is here.

The Board said they need a hydrological study and asked SLT to pay for it. The hearing was continued to March 27, 2023.

State MEPA Environmental Review

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.

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.

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