The Lafarge Bath plant owns and operates three active quarries. Our main quarry is located on the plant’s property and is our primary source of limestone. The two smaller quarries, in nearby Ellisville and Pittsburgh, are sources of silica.
When these quarries are no longer needed, they cannot be left as they are. To this end, the Bath plant has developed rehabilitation plans for all three of the active quarries we manage. The objective is to minimize the footprint and impact on the natural habitat and to restore, where possible, the area to native species of plants and wildlife. In doing so, the plant consults with experts, academics, and local stakeholders to ensure the plans are viable.
The current rehabilitation plan for the Bath is to slope the sides and flood the area, turning it into a lake. This will provide habitat for a variety of local aquatic and amphibious species, as well as enhance the area for local residents.