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Environment assessment issued for two proposed quarries at Piper’s Hole

A file photo of a quarry at Piper's Hole River near Swift Current.
A file photo of a quarry at Piper's Hole River near Swift Current. - file photo
SWIFT CURRENT, N.L. —

An environmental assessment undertaking has been issued for the Piper’s Hole area near Swift Current regarding two new quarries.

Proponent Hickey’s Contracting is proposing to construct and operate two quarries about seven kilometres from Swift Current, west of the Piper’s Hole River.

One quarry will be 3.3 hectares and the other will be 0.53 hectares. Construction will involve clearing, grubbing and quarry development. Operations will include excavating, screening, stockpiling and transporting aggregate materials. No drilling and blasting will be conducted and no crushing operations are required.

In addition, Hickey’s Contracting is proposing to construct and operate a five-hectare sand and gravel quarry 1.5 kilometres north of Route 210 and Route 211 intersection (between the Burin Peninsula highway and the route to Terrenceville-Grand Le Pierre).

Construction will involve clearing, grubbing and quarry development. Operations will include excavating, screening, stockpiling and transporting aggregate materials. No drilling, blasting or crushing operations will be conducted.

Site access will be via a new access road or through the existing access via the Transportation and Works Depot.

The deadline for public comments for both proposed quarries is March 7 and the minister’s decision is due by March 16.

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