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Council of Canadians speaks against proposed limestone quarry

The Alliston Herald reports that, “More than a million people’s water will be compromised,” the North Dufferin Agricultural and Community Task Force (NDACT) claims if a proposed limestone quarry proceeds.

“The quarry could extend 200 feet deep, which would take it below the water table. …NDACT said the land sits on the aquifer and is a source area for the Nottawasaga River and the Grand River systems, which eventually flow into the Humber and Credit rivers.”

“According to the NDACT, The Highland Companies has amassed landholdings in Melancthon and Mulmur Townships, in the County of Dufferin, of over 7,000 acres of farmland. NDACT said The Highland Companies is poised to file an application for a limestone quarry that could be as large as 2,400 acres.”

“NDACT is holding a public meeting this Sat., Jan. 16 called ‘Community in Crisis: Your Water, Your Land, Your Future, Your Community’ from 10 a.m. to noon… Guest Speakers are Stephen Ogden, Mark Calzavara (from the Council of Canadians) and Dini Petty.”

The Alliston Herald report is at http://www.allistonherald.com/allistonherald/article/153864. The NDACT website is at http://www.ndact.com/NDACT/Welcome.html.