Permitting Update: Nova Scotia, Canada

Alabama-based Vulcan Materials Co. says it’s determined to promote traditional “land uses and habitats” during and after the expected 50-year life of its planned aggregate quarry at Black Point, near Canso, Nova Scotia.

Responding to local concerns about the potential impact of the project on the surrounding countryside and shoreline, Atisthan Roach, the company’s community and government relations manager, told The Guysborough Journal in an email last week: “[We] take great pride in our stewardship of the environment during the productive life of a quarry and at decommissioning.”

Earlier this month, Vulcan disclosed that it would restart its quarry and marine terminal project after a five-year hiatus with site preparations to begin as soon as mid-2025. The $80 million to $110 million initiative will include a 200-meter-long marine terminal and load-out facility, adjacent to the 354-hectare property, on the south shore of Chedabucto Bay.

Read the full story in the Penticton Herald.

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