This webpage provides information and resources to anyone intending to conduct metal mining operations in Oregon's streams or rivers. DEQ's fact sheet, Water Quality Permits for Metal Mining Activities, describes all water quality permits required for metal mining/prospecting and ore processing operations that discharge wastewater to the land and state waters on private or public land.
Government-approved permits are required for all new and ongoing mining operations, including exploration activities. This permitting process ensures that environmental standards are maintained from the beginning to the end of mining and metal production operations.
Industrial Stormwater Fact Sheet Series Sector G: Metal Mining (Ore Mining and Dressing) Facilities U.S. EPA Ofice of Water EPA-833-F-06-022 December 2006 . What is the NPDES stormwater permitting program for industrial
This is a list of Superfund sites in Idaho, United States of America, as designated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA).
ClearingHouse for Emission Inventories and Emissions Factors is the EPA web site for emissions factor and emissions inventory information, and emissions modeling for emissions inventories. The site is maintained by the Emission Inventory and Analysis Group …
Sep 08, 2016· Thirteen months after an Environmental Protection Agency mistake sent millions of gallons of bright orange wastewater into a Colorado river, the agency has announced a cleanup for the Gold King Mine.
Toxic metals, including "heavy metals," are individual metals and metal compounds that negatively affect people's health. Some toxic, semi-metallic elements, including arsenic and selenium, are discussed in this page.
Many of the heavy metals released in the mining and burning of coal are environmentally and biologically toxic elements, such as lead, mercury, nickel, tin, cadmium, antimony, and arsenic, as well as radio isotopes of thorium and strontium.
----- Sector Notebook Project Metal Mining This report is one in a series of volumes published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide information of general interest regarding environmental issues associated with specific industrial sectors.
The EPA's Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program is considering modifications and/or clarifications to TRI reporting requirements and terms that apply to metal mining operations. Before embarking on the formal phases of a regulatory development effort, the TRI Program decided to confer with a few representatives of key stakeholder groups to ...
This document is a step-by-step guide for Metal Mining Facilities who must report to TRI. Guidance on determining your reporting requirements, recording quantities of chemicals manufactured, processed, or otherwise used, and calculating releases and other waste management activities is contained within the following sections.
AMD is a long-term water pollution impact of mining in the coal fields of Appalachia and other areas of coal and metal mining. At right is a typical acid mine drainage discharge from an abandoned underground coal mine. ... (BLM), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE ...
The 2015 Gold King Mine waste water spill was an environmental disaster that began at the Gold King Mine near Silverton, Colorado, when Environmental Protection Agency personnel, along with workers for Environmental Restoration LLC (a Missouri company under EPA contract to mitigate pollutants from the closed mine), caused the release of toxic waste water into the Animas River watershed.
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From 2005 to 2015: More than 99% of the metal mining sector's releases were on-site land disposal. On-site land disposal by metal mines has fluctuated in recent years, increasing significantly in 2013 and then decreasing in 2014 and 2015.
Post revised 5/25/2016. EPA's latest Toxic Release Inventory report shows that the metal mining industry produced 45% of all toxic pollution in the United States in 2014. You won't hear advocates of mining ever mention this when they're promoting mines on our National Forest and BLM lands, but it …
Health problems at a heavy metal mining Superfund site were surveyed using prevalence information from 1980–1985. Current environmental exposures include lead and cadmium in drinking water, mine wastes, and surface soils.
Mining, manufacturing, and the use of synthetic products (e.g. pesticides, paints, batteries, industrial waste, and land application of industrial or domestic sludge) can result in heavy metal contamination of urban and agricultural soils.
Sector Notebook Project Metal Mining This report is one in a series of volumes published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide informaiotn of general interest regarding environmental issues associated with specific industrial sectors. The documents were
Sector Notebook Project Non-Fuel, Non-Metal Mining This report is one in a series of volumes published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide informaiotn of general interest regarding
CSP2 FACT SHEETS HEALTH & ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS OF TRACE ELEMENTS IN METAL-MINING WASTES CADMIUM Quick Facts: • Description: Cadmium (Cd) is a soft, bluish-white metal easily cut with a knife; also a blue-white solid or gray-
Metal Mining Naturally Occurring Chemicals Information: Table of Contents Submit a Comment Search Page View Document This page lists documents provided by EPA following National Mining Association v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Barrick Goldstrike Mines, Inc. v. Whitman.