The Wellington Advertiser: Hidden Quarry potential water hazards and traffic problems August 31, 2018

As reported Dr. Emil Frind, one of Canada’s top hydrologists, ‘…concluded there is no certainty the proposed quarry is outside of wellhead protection zones, there is no guarantee municipal wells won’t be impacted and there is no certainty provincially signicant wetlands won’t be impacted.’ “Science tells us that ground water, soil water and surface water act as one unit,” Frind said. “Water can flow both ways.”

Halton Hills Mayor Rick Bonnette also appeared as a delegation to reiterate Halton Hills and Halton Regions position that they are “opposed” to the Hidden Quarry application. “There’s no appropriate haul routes leaving from the hidden quarry to the proposed markets in the GTA. ” He raised collision risks as well as the “serious implications for the social fabric of our (Acton/Georgetown) community.”, as some of the problems.

The Wellington Advertiser Hidden Quarry opponents speak out at GET August 31, 2018.pdf

Dr. Emil Frind, CRC Expert Hydrogeologist, addresses GET Council about risks to water supply

Water Quality and Supply at Risk for Rockwood and the surrounding area extending to Guelph

August 14, 2018 . . . Dr. Emil Frind, retained by CRC to review the potential groundwater impacts of the proposed Hidden Quarry, presented his findings to GET Council under the heading: “Uncertainties in the Modelling of the Impact of Hidden Quarry on the Groundwater.” Full details below,

Hidden Quarry Media Release – Frind Presentation to GET Council

Dr. Emil Frind’s Presentation to GET Council

2019 OMB Hearings scheduled to begin May 21, 2019

The OMB hearings to decide the fate of the proposed Hidden Quarry shall be held over eight consecutive weeks commencing 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2019.

The case AGAINST the quarry is VERY STRONG, and growing stronger with the CRC’s ongoing investment in science based research. With the community’s continued support we are very optimistic that the final decision will save Rockwood and the surrounding region from this unnecessary quarry that would,

  • pollute the area’s water supply,
  • create air and sound pollution,
  • put residents and motorists at risk from dangerous blasting and increased truck traffic,
  • disrupting the agricultural economy,
  • impact species at risk and brook trout habitat
  • put our homes and heritage building foundations at risk from blasting vibration
  • and many other negative social and environmental impacts.

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