Copper Sulfide Mining Earthworks
Copper Sulfide Mining. A peerreviewed study of the track record of water quality impacts from copper sulfide mines found severe impacts to drinking water aquifers contamination of farmland contamination and loss of fish and wildlife and their habitat and risks to public health. In some cases water quality impacts were so severe that acid
Sulfide Mining Overview sosbluewaters.org
Environmental impacts related to this ore body have already been shown at the LTV Dunka mine site at which the sulfide containing overburden material produced AMD. 5 Additional concern about AMD and then environmental effects of sulfide mining in our region were raised in 1997 when the state of Wisconsin place a
Sulfide Mining Fact Sheet Minnesota Environmental Partnership
Sulfide Mining Fact Sheet Sulfide Mining and Minnesotas Wild Rice Sulfate Standard Impact of Mining on Sulfate Levels in Minnesota The type of pollution that comes from sulfide mining is particularly dangerous to wild rice. Our state grain is extremely sensitive and more vulnerable to pollution and habitat loss than other species.
SulfideOre Copper Mining and/or A Sustainable Boundary
mining for different ores and with different environmental effects would not dampen or reverse that development. Indeed as our preliminary investigation and scenarios reported below suggest the introduction of sulfideore copper mining could cost the region the unique resources that are the basis for its sustainable economic development.
The Threat Save the Boundary Waters
Sulfideore copper mining is much more toxic than Minnesotas taconite mining. It produces giant waste piles that when exposed to air and water leach sulfuric acid heavy metals and sulfates. Sulfideore copper mines pollute groundwater rivers and lakes. In the history of sulfide mining pollution has never been avoided.