Environmental Assessment registered for proposed Pictou County quarry expansion

S.W. Weeks Construction Ltd. has registered with the province for an environmental assessment ahead of a planned expansion of the existing MacLellans Mountain Quarry in Pictou County.

The quarry, south of McLellans Brook, currently has a footprint of around 25 hectares with production averaging 250,000 tonnes of aggregate per year during active periods.

The application states the 32.8 hectare expansion will take place within three development areas over at least a fifty year period.

Future rate of aggregate production and other quarry activities are expected to remain consistent with the current operations.

The study area for the environmental assessment is 86 hectares, with 71 residences identified as being within one kilometre from its outer edge.

Written comments regarding this application can be submitted to the Department of Environment until July 28th.