environmental impacts of limestone mining in michigan

EGLE - Mining - Michigan

The mining industries are also regulated by other environmental statutes and divisions within the EGLE such as Air Quality Division and Water Resources Division.. There are also several other important mineral commodities such as gypsum, dimension stone, limestone, and aggregate (gravel pits) that are mined in Michigan but are not regulated by ...

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LIMESTONE MINING AND ITS ENVIRONMENTAL

2017-8-11  limestone mining and its environmental implications in Meghalaya, India. Results on impact of limestone mining on quality of water, soil and air, degradation of forest and availability of water are summarized and discussed. Based on overall impact of limestone mining in the area it is suggested that all stakeholders

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Michigan’s Natural Resources and Environment: A

2003-5-12  nine natural resource topics and seven environmental topics of interest to the Legislature and Michigan’s citizens. Each topic is explored with an introduction, brief explanation of benefits or impacts, statement of current problems (if any), and an outline of how the

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Environmental Hazards of Limestone Mining and Adaptive ...

2020-2-18  The most widely adopted method of limestone mining is through opencast pits with bench formation. Limestone mining causes widespread disturbance in the environment. Myriad impacts are observed as changes in land use pattern, habitat loss, higher noise

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Assessment of Environmental Impacts of Limestone

2017-11-1  Regarding to the four damage categories, `resources' and `climate change' categories were the two greatest environmental impacts of the limestone rock production. Diesel fuel and electricity consumption in the mining processes were the main causes of those impacts.

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(PDF) ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF A LIMESTONE MINE ...

Limestone is an essential raw material for cement production. To meet the growing demand, several new mines have come up in the recent years. Limestone mining activities lead to environmental ...

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Hydrochemical Impacts of Limestone Rock Mining

2018-12-6  drainage originating from the coal and ore mining processes in general and open-pit mining in particular are well documented in the literature (Cherry et al. 2001; Skousen et al. 2002). Even though the environmental impacts of ore and coal mining have been adequately investigated, the impact of limestone rock mining has not been well studied.

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The environmental implications of the exploration and ...

2019-2-1  The 1946 Act which included environmental protection in the regulation of mining activities still failed to protect the environment from the negative impacts of mining. The cost of a lack of environmental protection in the Act is evident in the Plateau tin mining fields (Chindo, 2012). 4.1.2. Environmental implication of coal mining

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(PDF) Assessment of Environmental Impacts of Limestone ...

Environmental impacts of the mineral extraction have been a public concern. Presently, there is widespread global interest in the area of mining and its sustainability that focused on the

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Mining boom in Michigan: economic boost or environmental ...

2012-3-27  The revival of mining in Michigan is driven by rising demand for metals on the world market, especially in developing countries like India and China. Michigan's neighbors,

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Mining in Michigan: A focus on nonferrous mineral

2016-2-26  Environmental Stewardship Most of Michigan’s environmental regulations are referred to as “Part(s)” and are contained in the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended (NREPA). Regulations for ferrous metal mining are established in Part 631, and nonferrous mining regulations are contained in Part 632.

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Digging Deep: Experts Assess Environmental Impacts Of ...

2021-2-24  When a mining operation spreads out across hundreds of acres, some environmental impact is inevitable. Opponents of the Rocky Mountain Industrials limestone mine expansion near Glenwood Springs say its proposed footprint of more than 400 acres would push that impact beyond what they consider acceptable.

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Michigan’s Natural Resources and Environment: A

2003-5-12  nine natural resource topics and seven environmental topics of interest to the Legislature and Michigan’s citizens. Each topic is explored with an introduction, brief explanation of benefits or impacts, statement of current problems (if any), and an outline of how the

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Lime and the Environment Graymont

Lime has recently come to the fore as an essential element for addressing a multitude of complex environmental issues and challenges. Did you know? Limestone is composed of the mineral calcite (calcium carbonate) and/or the mineral dolomite (calcium and magnesium carbonate) along with

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Assessment of Environmental Impacts of Limestone

Abstract – Environmental impacts of the mineral extraction have been a public concern. Presently, there is widespread global interest in the area of mining and its sustainability that focused on the need to shift mining industry to a more sustainable framework.

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Environmental Hazards of Limestone Mining Education ...

Environmental Hazards of Limestone Mining. Limestone deposits exist throughout the world. These alkaline, sedimentary rocks were laid down mostly as deposits on the beds of ancient seas. A valuable natural resource, limestone has many uses in construction, agriculture and industry. Limestone

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Environmental Impacts of Mining in the Keweenaw -

2017-11-15  Fortunately, this means that the waste products of mining here were more benign than in other parts of the world—but there still are long lasting environmental impacts. The main byproducts of copper mining in the Keweenaw were waste rock piles from the mines,

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Potential Environmental Impacts of Quarrying Stone in ...

2002-2-7  Potential Environmental Impacts of Quarrying Stone in Karst— A Literature Review By William H. Langer Open-File Report OF–01–0484 2001 This report is preliminary and has not been reviewed for conformity with U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) editorial standards

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Hydrochemical Impacts of Limestone Rock Mining

2018-12-6  drainage originating from the coal and ore mining processes in general and open-pit mining in particular are well documented in the literature (Cherry et al. 2001; Skousen et al. 2002). Even though the environmental impacts of ore and coal mining have been adequately investigated, the impact of limestone rock mining has not been well studied.

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The Role of Mining in the Great Lakes Region

2013-11-1  The Role of Mining . in the Great Lakes Region. Steve Kesler. Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI

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Michigan’s Natural Resources and Environment: A

2003-5-12  nine natural resource topics and seven environmental topics of interest to the Legislature and Michigan’s citizens. Each topic is explored with an introduction, brief explanation of benefits or impacts, statement of current problems (if any), and an outline of how the

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Potential Environmental Impacts of Quarrying Stone in ...

2002-2-7  Potential Environmental Impacts of Quarrying Stone in Karst— A Literature Review By William H. Langer Open-File Report OF–01–0484 2001 This report is preliminary and has not been reviewed for conformity with U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) editorial standards

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Lime and the Environment Graymont

Lime has recently come to the fore as an essential element for addressing a multitude of complex environmental issues and challenges. Did you know? Limestone is composed of the mineral calcite (calcium carbonate) and/or the mineral dolomite (calcium and magnesium carbonate) along with

More

Hydrochemical Impacts of Limestone Rock Mining

2018-12-6  drainage originating from the coal and ore mining processes in general and open-pit mining in particular are well documented in the literature (Cherry et al. 2001; Skousen et al. 2002). Even though the environmental impacts of ore and coal mining have been adequately investigated, the impact of limestone rock mining has not been well studied.

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Environmental Impacts of Mining in the Keweenaw -

2017-11-15  Fortunately, this means that the waste products of mining here were more benign than in other parts of the world—but there still are long lasting environmental impacts. The main byproducts of copper mining in the Keweenaw were waste rock piles from the mines,

More

The environmental implications of the exploration and ...

2019-2-1  The 1946 Act which included environmental protection in the regulation of mining activities still failed to protect the environment from the negative impacts of mining. The cost of a lack of environmental protection in the Act is evident in the Plateau tin mining fields (Chindo, 2012). 4.1.2. Environmental implication of coal mining

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CASE STUDIES OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF SAND

2020-7-23  Figure 2.1 Land covered by mining pits in Michigan (Schaetzl, 1990) 14 Figure 2.2 Uses of sand and gravel in USA Industries (Draggan, 2008) 22 Figure 2.3 Nick Point formation (Kondolf, 2007) 25 Figure 2.4 Impacts of mining on active channels (Stebbins, 2006) 26

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The Role of Mining in the Great Lakes Region

2013-11-1  The Role of Mining . in the Great Lakes Region. Steve Kesler. Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI

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APPENDIX B POTENTIAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF

2012-9-26  POTENTIAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS September 1997 B - 1 1. Introduction: The Nature of Mining Sources Hardrock mining, as described in Appendix

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Environmental Impact Assessment and Management Plan ...

2016-5-21  • RSA DEAT 1992 Checklist of Environmental Characteristics. Each of the potential impacts was assessed based on the following criteria: - the nature, extent, duration and intensity of the impact, and the probability that the impact may occur. The confidence that can be placed in the assessment, given the limitations on available information,

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