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Location: 0 Plymouth Street, Carver MA

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  • Owner:  North Weston Cranberry/Eric and Elaine Weston

  • Volume of Earth Removed: Unknown to date

  • Permit: Carver Earth Removal permit issued Nov. 2021 for 120,000 cubic yards (market value about $2 million). Weston submitted a plan dated 2010 and it was accepted by the ERC for the permit application. Submitting this plan violated basic professional engineering standards. The engineer that produced and stamped the plan, Ben Gilmore, is deceased, conveniently for the ERC and the Westons.

  • Area Impacted: 

  • Claimed Reason for Mining: Create reservoir for cranberry agriculture. Is clearing upland forest for mining with no connection to agricultural use, as of July 2023. Trucking operations being done by SLT Construction.

  • Solar: Yes, approved for a dual use solar project

  • Water Supply: Abutting private drinking water wells

  • Plymouth Carver Sole Source Aquifer: yes

  • Wetlands and Waterways: Yes wetlands; MassDEP ruled in 2022 the mining is normal improvement of land in agricultural use and exempt from the Wetlands Protection Act. 

  • Archaeological Impacts: Unknown

  • Environmental Justice Population: Unknown

  • Ecosystem: Unknown

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  • Public Subsidies:

    • Agricultural Subsidies: yes

    • Solar Subsidies: yes​​ 

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