Environmentally Sound Practices in the Aggregates Industry: Chapter 05: Erosion and Sediment Control
Chapter Abstract: This is clip 5 of 7 for this video. Mining can speed up erosion and create sediment. Erosion and sediment control plans are required for all mining operations. Perimeter controls and sediment traps in combination with good BMPs and maintenance are the best solution. Wetlands should be protected as they are regulated under federal laws. Preserved wetlands can also be incorporated as part of the reclamation plan.
Author: Maryland Center for Environmental Training / College of Southern Maryland
Publication Date: 2000
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|Chapter 01: Introduction|
|Chapter 02: Air Quality|
|Chapter 03: Water Quality|
|Chapter 04: Housekeeping and Solid Waste Management|
|Chapter 05: Erosion and Sediment Control|
|Chapter 06: Community Relations and Land Reclamation|
|Chapter 07: Conclusions|
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Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, NDEQ