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Location: 796 Federal Furnace Road, Plymouth MA

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  • Owner:  William B Stearns III 

  • Volume of Earth Removed: 993,168 Cubic Yards estimated

  • Permit: In 1998 the Plymouth Zoning Board of Appeals issued earth removal permit Case No. 2854 to William B. Stearns III for the removal of 1,000,000 million cubic yards of sand and gravel for cranberry bogs. In March, 2000 the landowner decided to build a golf course instead. The ZBA voted that the proposed change does not require formal resubmission for a new earth removal permit for a new use of the land.

  • Area Impacted: 27 Acres

  • Claimed Reason for Mining: Initially for cranberry agriculture; then switched to golf course

  • Solar: Unknown

  • Water Supply: Unknown 

  • Plymouth Carver Sole Source Aquifer: Yes over the Aquifer

  • Wetlands and Waterways: Unknown

  • Archaeological Impacts: Unknown

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