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Location: Off Meadow Street, Carver MA, Map 84 Lot 1 and Map 83 Lot 6

  • Owner:  Alex Johnson Cranberry-Betty J. Maki; G.Lopes Construction excavating

  • Volume of Earth Removal: 581,981 Cubic Yards

  • Permits: Yes: 2011, 2023 (appealed to Superior Court); mining ongoing for over 10 years.

  • Area Impacted: 20 Acres

  • Claimed Reason for Mining: Cranberry Agriculture: Reservoir

  • Solar: No

  • Water Supply: Yes. Also withdrawing water from Weweantic River for cranberry bogs.

  • On the Aquifer: Yes, mining in the Aquifer, dewatering operation, discharging process water to the Weweantic River

  • Wetlands and Waterways: Yes. MassDEP claims exempt from Wetlands Protection Act

  • Archaeological Impacts: Not assessed.

  • Environmental Justice Population: None Listed

  • Ecosystem impacts: Bates Pond Priority Habitat

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