Tags: wetlands

Mining for the Environment

Jun 07, 2012

Mining for the Environment

Lafarge’s Wildlife at Work certification shows how aggregate operations can coexist in harmony with the environment. Acompany’s gravel pit one day is another person’s wildlife-filled park down the line. Lafarge has partnered with the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) to turn mined- out ...

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Operations Illustrated

Nov 13, 2011

Operations Illustrated

Typically, reclamation activities take place in spurts as mining in a portion of the site is mined out. Reclamation plans should be flexible to suit various end uses and market environments. While planting doesn’t eliminate all signs of mining, it can create ...

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Editorial

Aug 01, 2011

Editorial

A New Twist for an Old Quarry By Therese Dunphy From golf courses to parks to wetlands to housing developments, many aggregate operators have found a second life for their properties once mining is complete. And it’s no surprise; many architects and ...

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Subtraction by Addition

Sep 01, 2009

by Therese Dunphy, Editor-in-Chief For nearly a decade, the federal government has attempted to define what waters of the United States fall under regulatory purview of the Clean Water Act of 1972 (CWA). The term used in the act, “navigable waters,” ...

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