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Location: 420 Billington St, Plymouth, MA

  • Owner:  Kapell Pinnacle Watercourse Trust

  • Volume of Earth Removed: 311,454 Cubic Yards estimated.

  • Permit: In 2010-2011 the Plymouth Zoning Board of Appeals may have issued an earth removal permit to Jeffrey H. Kapell for 500,000 cubic yards. The stated purpose was to improve cranberry management operations by constructing a tailwater recovery pond. This was ZBA Case 3631(3604),for which a public hearing was held Nov. 3, 2010. Further research is needed to obtain the permit and confirm that the work was done under the permit. ZBA Permit 2885 was issued to Kapell for 265,000 cubic yards for new bogs and a cranberry tailwater recovery pond.  The public hearing was held December 16, 1998. More research is needed to confirm location.

  • Area Impacted: 10 Acres

  • Claimed Reason for Mining: Appears to be creation of a pond next to a cranberry bog. Land clearing around the pond appears active, July 2023. Mining operation in the Plymouth Sole Source Aquifer is shown below.

  • Solar: No

  • Water Supply: Yes, Zone II of Plymouth Municipal Well

See photo below: pink border shows Zone II

  • Plymouth Carver Sole Source Aquifer: Yes. Mined into the aquifer to create a pond. 

  • Wetlands and Waterways: Unknown

  • Archaeological Impacts: Unknown

  • Environmental Justice Population: Unknown

  • Ecosystem: Adjacent to BioMap Core Habitat. No known ecological study before mining started.

  • Public Subsidies: Unknown

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