Quarrying and aggregate extraction operations have the potential to give rise to environmental impacts, and are commonly strongly opposed by residents in the areas in which they are proposed. An Environmental Impact Assessment is not only a common pre-requisite, but also acts as a valuable tool in allowing the quarry operator to identify potential impacts from a proposed aggregate extraction operation, and plan for the mitigation of those impacts before they occur.
An EIS report can also demonstrate to potential objectors, that their concerns have been addressed. During the operation of a quarry, an Environmental Management System can identify ways to improve the environmental performance of a aggregates extraction operations, commonly with cost savings.
How can we help?
McCarthy Keville & O’Sullivan can provide cost-effective environmental services to the operators of existing or proposed quarry operations, ensuring compliance with relevant legislation conditions of operation, or environmental impacts assessment needed at any stage of a project. Projects that we have completed in this area include quarry developments, sand & gravel extraction operations, concrete batching plants and quarry restoration.
Services that we provide in this area include: