Kingston: Sand & Gravel Mining company sued for negligence, nuisance, trespass

  Katherine Harrelson  Massachusetts

Operation emits particulate dust, noise, vibration damaging and harming abutting private property

After conducting a mining operation for decades, company dumps “urban debris” in pit, threatening drinking water aquifer

On August 11, 2022, a Kingston resident living next to the O’Donnell sand and gravel mining site sued the company in Superior Court. The lawsuit seeks damages the Plaintiff has suffered “as a result of the dust, sediment, and particulate intrusion” onto their property and an injunction to prevent further damage.

This site is near the fragile Smelt Brook and over the Sole Source Drinking Water Aquifer. The neighbor’s home and property has been covered with sand, dust and particulates for years yet MassDEP has done nothing.

On June 20, 2022, the Town of Kingston also sued the sand and gravel company.

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