Forty million pounds of sand and gravel are needed to construct one mile of single-lane road. This and the high environmental cost of transporting large quantities of material over long distances were among the facts presented by organizers of the recent Mining Awareness Week 2015. The purpose for the occasion was to promote the importance of locally-sourced materials such as sand, gravel, and aggregate for construction of infrastructure and other projects in an environmentally responsible manner.
Minimizing the distance raw materials are transported is just one means of reducing potential environmental impacts associated with mining activities. Mining sites with metals, hard rock, gravel, and sand resources are often found in specific areas where biological and cultural resources cannot be avoided. These types of projects need the right environmental specialists who will leverage knowledge and expertise to produce a positive effect on cost, schedule, and environmental compliance, while meeting the environmental stewardship and sustainability goals of our clients. Due to our successful work on mining projects, ECORP understands that these projects present special challenges above and beyond typical land use entitlements.
ECORP’s dynamic, solution-oriented technical experts and experienced management staff have made the difference for our mining industry clients for more than 20 years. We are skilled in assisting with the difficult tasks of negotiating environmental regulations, acquiring permits, and helping to reduce environmental impacts during the planning and construction phases of a project. Additional services include providing technical support during mine operations, reclamation planning, and implementation, and monitoring the habitat restoration through agency sign-off. Our highly accomplished staff have hands-on industry experience and look forward to applying our stockpile of best practices to your mine and quarry projects.
For information on environmental services in support of mining operations, please contact Mari Quillman at (714) 648-0630.