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Effective and Responsible Water Treatment for Sand Mining

By Kyle and Cliff Blaisdell

Enviro1-150A small percentage of a sand mine’s operating budget is spent on water treatment; however, the way it is implemented has a substantial impact on the bottom line. Done correctly, a good water treatment program minimizes loss of product and compliance verification, while likely eliminating environmental citations.

 

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Wildlife Habitat Council Honors Aggregates Producers

Vulcan Materials Co. has been awarded the prestigious Conservation Education Award at the Wildlife Habitat Council's (WHC) 26th Annual Symposium, Celebrating Corporate Conservation. Vulcan was recognized for its outstanding national legacy in the pursuit of excellence in wildlife habitat conservation education and outreach.

 

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Asphalt Gets Cooler, Greener

Latest NAPA/FHWA Survey Finds Increasing Adoption of Sustainable Practices For Asphalt Pavements.

By Mark S. Kuhar

 

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House Demands EPA Stop Waters Rule

ENV-WATER-150By Mark S. Kuhar

H.R.5078, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act, passed Sept. 9 by a vote of 262 yeas to 152 nays, with more than 30 Democrats supporting the bill. The bill would force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw the proposed rule expanding jurisdiction over Waters of the United States, and require consultation with the states. The results of this federal state consultation would be sent back to Congress, which would then decide whether to proceed with a rulemaking.

 

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