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Dexter Construction requests quarry expansion

March 17, 2016  By  Andrew Macklin

March 17, 2016 – A Nova Scotia-based construction company is hoping to get approval for an expansion project that would see the footprint of its quarry operation increase by nearly 20 times its current size.

According to an article from, the Municipal Group of Companies Enterprises, for which Dexter Construction is the construction arm of the company, wants to expand its Seabrook quarry from the current 3.95-hectare site to 90.5 hectares. The size increase would allow for a 53.5ha quarry and 37ha used for access roads and stockpiles.

In Nova Scotia, environmental assessments are required for pit/quarry sites over four hectares in size. The Minister of Environment has set April 27th for a decision on whether or not to approve the expansion.

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