SAUGUS, MASS. – June 21, 2017 – During an open house today, Aggregate Industries Northeast Region, Inc. in Saugus, Mass., announced the start of a land reclamation project to fill more than 30 acres of its on-site rock quarry. Aggregate Industries, a member of the LafargeHolcim family, will continue its current operations during the reclamation project, which will span over the next 15 years.
“We take our leadership as an environmental steward very seriously and are committed to exploring ways to repurpose our land as appropriate. We’re excited about the opportunity to transform the Aggregate Industries Saugus Quarry and to begin this reclamation project after years of planning,” said Brad Kohl, U.S. ACM Head of Northeast and Great Lakes West Regions. “As the project moves forward, we will continue working closely with the Town of Saugus to consider potential uses for the site, which could be an economic driver for the area.”
Aggregate Industries worked closely with the Town of Saugus Town Manager’s Aggregate Post-Closure Committee for the past 10 years to develop plans and protocols for the reclamation project, and to develop a mutually beneficial reclamation plan. This partnership has also included reviewing potential end uses for the filled quarry.
To achieve this milestone, Aggregate Industries also worked closely with and received approvals from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife and the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs.
Approvals and permits outline the specific fill materials that can be used throughout the process, including soils generated from both Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP) and non-MCP disposal sites, out-of-state soils, dredged material and blasted rock. Per MassDEP requirements, any materials that arrive at the site must come from a known, tested source, with licensed site professionals overseeing both the generator’s soil and operations at the reclamation project.
At the Saugus site, Aggregate Industries currently operates two asphalt plants, a ready-mix concrete plant, quarrying and crushing activities, maintenance and other related activities. These industrial operations at the site will remain in operation throughout the reclamation process.
About Aggregate Industries US
Aggregate Industries US is a leading provider of aggregate and construction materials to markets in 16 states and 300 cities in the United States.
With a well-balanced presence in 90 countries and a focus on cement, aggregates and concrete, LafargeHolcim (SIX Swiss Exchange, Euronext Paris: LHN) is the world leader in the building materials industry. With a commitment to drive sustainable solutions for better building and infrastructure and to contribute to a higher quality of life, the Group is best positioned to meet the challenges of increasing urbanization.
In the United States, LafargeHolcim companies include close to 350 sites in 43 states and employ 7,000 people. Our customers rely on us to help them design and build better communities with innovative solutions that deliver structural integrity and eco-efficiency.
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