Landfill Mining Erosion
Surface mining removes or strips surface vegetation, dirt and layers of bedrock in order to reach buried ore deposits (normally gold, silver and copper). There are various types of surface mining, such as open-pit mining, quarrying, strip mining and mountaintop removal. This process typically involves taking the top of a mountain off to reach ore deposits at depth.
Landfill mining involves sites where landfills are excavated and processed. Mining can create some environmental challenges, including mining erosion, sinkholes, soil contamination, and surface water contamination by chemicals from mining processes. Furthermore, there can be several high flow drainage channels that need to be maintained constantly to prevent excessive erosion.
Watershed Geo uses its years of experience in the industry to design and construct mining erosion control products that address the impact of mining erosion and some of the challenges that mining companies face.