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Dufferin Paris expansion source of questions


March 2, 2012
By Scott Jamieson

Mar. 2, 2012, Paris, Ont. – About 75 people at a public meeting had a lot of
questions this week for company representatives presenting the details of
a plan by Dufferin Aggregates Ltd. to open a 600-acre sand and gravel
pit in a farming area north of the town.

According to a report in the Paris Star, the questions centered around several key concerns.

What effect will all those expected trucks have on the roads?

What will be the typical routes they will take?

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What noise will neighbours have to endure?

And how much material will be extracted below the water table, an what effect will it have on nearby wells?

Many
were concerned because the company received final approval and a
licence in 1974 to open the pit, but has waited more than three decades
to act on it.