In an anon posting (which I would have published if you didn't name names, even if it was incorrect) this blogger has been accused of being anti-aggregate.
AND not having my facts straight.
NOPE, just anti-aggregate spin/lies and anti fucking around with water.
The fact is a quarry IS a MINE. Once you dig below the water table you are mining-it is not a gravel pit.
"The term mining is used in the broad sense to include quarrying, well operations, milling (for example, crushing, screening, washing, or flotation) and other preparation customarily done at the mine site, or as a part of mining activity." http://www23.statcan.gc.ca/imdb/p3VD.pl?Function=getVDDetail&db=imdb&dis=2&adm=8&TVD=118464&CVD=118468&CPV=21231&CST=01012012&MLV=5&CLV=4&CHVD=118471&D=D
And here is another source:
And the fact is the proponent of this MINE is only "probably" sure it won't impact the water, but by golly he does have a back up plan.
Will it work?
No one knows until it has to be implemented.
BUT in Peel Region, 13 wells have experienced dry wells caused by storm water ponds and construction on the 410.
AND TAXPAYERS, not the proponent of the development, are paying to correct the problem.
Which highlights my point-water doesn't respect municipal boundaries, nor engineering reports.