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Environmentally Sound Practices in the Aggregates Industry: Chapter 05: Erosion and Sediment Control

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Published on Jan 15, 2009

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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