A good reclamation plan can be an important asset when seeking to permit a quarry, writes Christopher Hopkins in the September/October issue of the Stone, Sand and Gravel Review, of the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association.
Recounting the quarries of his hometown Quincy, Ma., Hopkins, senior vice president of The Saint Consulting Group, remembers abandoned granite pits with no reclamation plans. Years later, during the Big Dig downtown expressway project in Boston, excavated 13 million tons of dirt and clay to fill the quarries and become the Granite Links Golf Club at Quarry Hills.
While landfills are among the most opposed development projects, a good reclamation plan can make the difference between getting or not getting approval.
“Quarry Reclamation: What Happens in the Future Can Get a Project Approved Now” is on pages 11-14 in the electronic issue. Click here for more.