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State, City Officials to Discuss West Roxbury Quarry Fill Plan on Wednesday

West Roxbury Crushed Stone is looking to accept soil from major area construction sites for fill the quarry.

Photo Credit: Ed Coppinger
Photo Credit: Ed Coppinger

Residents from the West Roxbury area will have a chance to sit in on a meeting focused on the West Roxbury Quarry this Wednesday. 

Massachusetts State Sen. Mike Rush (D-West Roxbury), Boston City Councilor Matt O'Malley (D-West Roxbury/Jamaica Plain) and State Rep. Ed Coppinger (D-West Roxbury) will host the meeting which will focus on a proposed business idea from West Roxbury Crushed Stone. 

In essence, the idea is for the crushed stone plant to start accepting soil from major construction sites from the Boston area and beyond for the Quarry, according to Coppinger. The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at the West Roxbury Elks, 1 Morrell St. in West Roxbury. 

The discussion will address what kinds of materials may be used to fill the quarry as well as any reclamation plans and effects on the community from health, traffic and quality-of-life perspectives. 

"There are a lot of concerns in the community and there are a lot of unanswered questions," Coppinger said in an email to West Roxbury Patch. "So we have invited all interested parties to come and explain their case and their role, from crushed stone folks to truck transport companies, to the state's Department of Environmental Protection."

Residents from the area are strongly encouraged to attend the meeting as well, Coppinger said.

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