Quarry operation in Gales Ferry back on the table

A controversial plan to create a quarry operation at Mount Decatur has been resubmitted by Gales Ferry Intermodal LLC, this time offering some financial incentives to the town while claiming the operation wouldn’t create “any objectionable impacts either from noise or dust.” The application for a special use permit at the former Dow Chemical plant off Route 12 also claims that local regulations that allow the Planning and Zoning Commission to consider the project’s effects on the character of the immediate neighborhood are superseded by a new state law. Harry B. Heller, the lead attorney for Gales Ferry Intermodal’s parent company Cashman Dredging & Marine Contracting Co. of Quincy, Mass., downplayed the potential for increased truck traffic in the resubmitted application, saying aggregate from the site will be shipped “primarily via barge,” while also playing up the creation of “30 well-paying construction jobs” during the property’s development phase.


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