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Quarry withdraws application to fill pit that had activists riled since 2018 in Port Colborne

Fear of aquifer contamination was at forefront


February 15, 2022
By Ground Water Canada

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Port Colborne, Ont. – Port Colborne Quarries has abandoned its permit application to refill an empty pit with “clean inert fill.” The application was originally made in 2018, but was met with opposition by local environmental activists who claimed a lack of soil testing could have allowed the fill to be less than clean. Scrutiny from both municipal and provincial groups tied down the process until the application was finally withdrawn this month. Among the concerns was the potential contamination of an underground aquifer that serves as a local drinking water source. Niagara This Week report | READ MORE