WESTBROOK – Pike Industries is planning on doing production blasting at its controversial quarry on Spring Street sometime between now and the end of the year, according to a copy of the blast permit application.

The application, filed at the Westbrook Code Enforcement Office on Nov. 15, indicates the company estimates it will need to perform eight production blasts. The permit allows blasting between Oct. 17 and Dec 31 of this year, but does not specify just when the company will do its blasting.

The company has drawn the ire of its neighbors ever since executives announced the company was ramping up production on its quarry, which has been open but largely unused for several decades.

A dispute with Idexx Laboratories led to the city forming a consent agreement with Pike, setting numerous conditions for work at the quarry. The agreement received the stamp of approval from a Cumberland County Superior Court judge last fall, and ended the dispute between Pike and Idexx, but other abutters to the quarry have appealed the decision. Right now, the appeal is still pending.

Pike Industries is planning on doing production blasting at its controversial quarry on Spring Street sometime between now and the end of the year, according to a copy of the blast permit application.

The application, filed at the Westbrook Code Enforcement Office on Nov. 15, indicates the company estimates it will need to perform eight production blasts. The permit allows blasting between Oct. 17 and Dec 31 of this year, but does not specify just when the company will do its blasting.

The company has drawn the ire of its neighbors ever since executives announced the company was ramping up production on its quarry, which has been open but largely unused for several decades.

A dispute with Idexx Laboratories led to the city forming a consent agreement with Pike, setting numerous conditions for work at the quarry. The agreement received the stamp of approval from a Cumberland County Superior Court judge last fall, and ended the dispute between Pike and Idexx, but other abutters to the quarry have appealed the decision. Right now, the appeal is still pending.


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