Carver, MA

CarverCarver MA is a small town located in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, in the United States. As of the 2020 census, the population of Carver was approximately 12,000 people.

The town is also home to natural attractions such as Myles Standish State Forest. Many people move to Carver because of its rural character and large tracts of Pine Barrens Forests.

However, Carver has been carved up in the last ten years by sand and gravel mining, and industrial  solar development. Carver has lost almost 400 acres of woods to 19 different solar arrays. Carver’s Earth Removal Committee is stacked with industry people, making it almost inevitable that any earth removal permit will be approved. Residents and abutters to sand mining operations routinely complain to the Town about silica dust on their cars, windows and property, but the Town does not listen. Residents are concerned about health hazards from the blowing silica dust off of the Towns several unregulated mines, and about the dangers of constant truck traffic and noise from the constant trucking through their neighborhoods. Residents also complain of wells going dry near sand mining dewatering operations, and residential drinking water wells are contaminated with PFAS in proximity to the Carver landfill. Carver residents are completely reliant upon the health of the Plymouth-Carver aquifer for their drinking water.

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