the disturbance of land and vegetation associated with quarry industry

  • What is Quarrying?

    Thus, quarries are often associated with process plants the most important of which are ready-mixed-concrete plants, coating plants to produce asphalt and bituminous road-making materials, cement and lime burning kilns, concrete block and pipe works, brick .

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  • Quarry rehabilitation: a case study - WIT Press

    vegetation and the lack of available soil on steep slopes. In addition, the common method of quarry exploitation in platforms increases drainage and the physical and chemical erosion of the substrate, hindering natural germination and establishment of young plants, and thus delaying recolonisation.

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  • Rehabilitation of disturbed land in public drinking water ...

    Disturbance may also have been caused by an emergency situation such as a wildfire or have resulted from past land uses such as logging, mining, extractive industry or access tracks, that have occurred in much of Western Australia's forests.

  • Environmental Risks of Mining - Massachusetts Institute of ...

    Overview. It involves large-scale movements of waste rock and vegetation, similar to open pit mining. Additionally, like most traditional forms of mining, underground mining can release toxic compounds into the air and water. As water takes on harmful concentrations of minerals and heavy metals, it .

  • Effect of quarrying activity on biodiversity: Case study ...

    It can be concluded that the forest ecosystem of unexploited plot of quarry at Ogbere is seriously a disturbed site due to scanty natural resources (fauna and flora species) that have been ...

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  • Effect of coal mining on vegetation disturbance and ...

    Aug 24, 2014 · Vegetation is an important part of the environment but may be subjected to disturbance in areas close to coal mines. This results in a slowing of the rate of biomass growth, which is caused by fading of vegetation. Simultaneously, carbon stored in vegetation is constantly released, weakening vegetation ability to act as a carbon sink.