Paris Pit & CCOB Updates

The Concerned Citizens of Brant (CCOB) are working to protect the local water supply and offer a link for residents to get information about the reality of a pit operation and possible effects on ground water and other environmental impacts. The site at ccob.ca has information on their activities and links to related sites. The group has held meetings with the Minister of the Environment's office and the Minister of Natural Resources to ask questions and get answers about the 38 year old permit Dufferin is using to start operations of the new site.

Dufferin Aggregates is making strong efforts to keep the community both informed and involved as they move towards opening their new Paris Pit Location. As a member of the Community Advisory Panel (CAP) I am committed to helping my town and neighbors get answers to questions they have. The images below show the approved truck routes to access both the 401 & 403. The 2nd image shows the area of land the quarry will encompass and the order the company plans to proceed with stone extraction, 1 - 8, over the next 30+ years.

 

 

Dufferin has been working through approve process and have provided the following links to reports related to the Paris site

Items identified during the Cornerstone Certification Audit that required remedial action. 
 
Please see the Cornerstone Audit on the website via a link to the Cornerstone website where the report is posted: http://www.dufferinparispit.com/en/about/cornerstone-standards-council.asp
 
 

 

If you have a questions or concerns you would like to have addressed  email Alex and I will present them at the next CAP meeting on your behalf. Our meetings occur every 6-8 weeks to discuss community concerns with operational procedures, the effect the new pit will have on the ground water supply and local roads and trucking routes. Check back here for further updates or use this link http://tinyurl.com/7uoya3r to the company site for Paris Pit information.

Further links to recent articles related to the permit process and activity with Brant council, COBB efforts and Dufferin's responses are below

http://www.cornerstonestandards.ca/announcement-certification-crhs-paris-pit/

http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/2014/02/25/health-study-sought-on-dufferin-pit

http://www.brantfordexpositor.ca/2012/07/04/dufferin-guarantees-paris-pit-wont-affect-municipal-water

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