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Location: 131 Camelot Drive, Plymouth MA Assessor’s Map 83, Lot 024-002

  • Owner:  Town of Plymouth. Image below: Town of Plymouth mining operation, 131 Camelot Drive, adjacent to wastewater treatment facility

  • Volume of Earth Removed: estimated 817,999 Cubic Yards

  • Permit: None. This site requires a serious investigation into the Town of Plymouth. The Town has removed a large volume of sand and gravel or allowed others to do so. The Town obtained 100 acres from three landowners in approximately the year 2000 by an eminent domain taking. The purpose of the taking was to construct a wastewater treatment facility. Sand and gravel was removed to site the treatment facility. The site is still being mined for sand and gravel by unknown owners and operators. On February 22, 203, CLWC requested enforcement from the Building Inspector. The request is here. The request was denied and the request ignored. The Town has provided no information about the volume of sand and gravel removed and where the proceeds from the sale may have gone. Witness observations report a continued mining operation here and expansion on to the 100 acres.

  • Area Impacted: At least 15 Acres on 100 acre site.

  • Claimed Reason for Mining: None given

  • Plymouth Carver Sole Source Aquifer: Yes  

  • Wetlands and Waterways: Yes, mining within about 111 feet of Russell Mills Pond

  • Archaeological Impacts: Unknown

  • Ecosystem: Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program (NHESP), BioMap. Further research needed

  • The Town has expanded land clearing at the location below.

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