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Copper Mining Air Emissions

Toxic Air Pollution from Copper Smelters Challenged

Oct 10, 2003 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is failing to protect communities and the environment from toxic air pollution emitted by copper smelters, environmental groups argued today. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia heard oral arguments in a case (Docket # 02-1253) challenging EPA's inadequate regulations for controlling toxic air emissions from primary copper

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What drives GHG emissions from copper production

Nov 24, 2016 The table above shows a worst case scenario, a typical low grade copper mine using coal fired electricity would produce in the order of 3 5 t CO2e/t Cu produced. A large open pit copper mine may use in the order of 200,000 L/d of diesel, with an emissions factor of about 2.7 kg CO2 e/L, resulting in 200,000 t CO2 e/y of emissions.

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Zero Emission Copper Mine of the Future

Zero Emissions Copper Mine of the Future Page 3. 1. Message from the Warren Centre 1.1. About this Report This report builds upon the Warren Centre’s previous work with the International Copper Association Australia. In 2015 and 2016, the Warren Centre undertook a research study that

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Emission Estimation Technique Manual

6.6.2 Air Emissions from Fuel and Organic Liquid Storage 55 Emission Factors for Copper Smelting 51 6.4 -Fugitive Particulate Emission Factors for Primary Copper Smelting 51 6.5 Lead Emission Factors for Primary Copper Smelters 52 6.6 Emission Factors for Solvent Emissions 55 Mining of Ore • Mining EET Manual

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The Effects of Mining on Air Quality USGS

Air Emissions from Mining •Vary based on type of mine, processing technology, and controls implemented •Source types: Stack, fugitive, mobile-tailpipe •Hundreds of individual pollutants •Regulated pollutants –two main classes –Criteria: SO 2, NOx, PM 2.5 –Air

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Chapter 8 Environmental Aspects of Copper Production

the 1980 Copper Strike, ”Journal of Air Pollution Control, vol. 33,. though fossil-fueled electric powerplants are the major source of S0 2 emissions in the United States, smelters contribute significantly to total emissions in the sparsely popuIated copper-pro-ducing areas of the West (see table 8-l). Fugitive emissions from furnaces and

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Copper production & environmental impact

Copper compounds can break down and release free copper into the air, water, and foods. 6 Copper mining, Production Wastes and the Environment . As with other forms of mining, the control of operations varies considerably from country to country. Surface water pollution. Acid mine drainage invades a water course.

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Sources Of Copper Air Emissions EPA

United States Environmental Protection Agency Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory Research Triangle Park NC 27711 Research and Development EPA/600/S2-85/046 June 1985 &ERA Project Summary Sources of Copper Air Emissions George E. Weant A study was conducted to update estimates of atmospheric emissions of copper and copper compounds in the U.S. Source

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Primary Copper Smelting: National Emissions Standards for

Feb 23, 2021 DRAFT Primary Copper RTR Emissions Risk Modeling File (4 MB, 2/26/2020) If you have any questions about this file, please contact Tonisha Dawson at [email protected] or 919-541-1454. Fact Sheet. Related Rules. Primary Copper Smelting Area Sources: National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)

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Emission Estimation Technique Manual

6.6.2 Air Emissions from Fuel and Organic Liquid Storage 55 Emission Factors for Copper Smelting 51 6.4 -Fugitive Particulate Emission Factors for Primary Copper Smelting 51 6.5 Lead Emission Factors for Primary Copper Smelters 52 6.6 Emission Factors for Solvent Emissions 55 Mining of Ore • Mining EET Manual

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The Effects of Mining on Air Quality USGS

Air Emissions from Mining •Vary based on type of mine, processing technology, and controls implemented •Source types: Stack, fugitive, mobile-tailpipe •Hundreds of individual pollutants •Regulated pollutants –two main classes –Criteria: SO 2, NOx, PM 2.5 –Air

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Dispersion Modelling of Air Pollution from Open Pit Copper

All major mining activities directly or indirectly contribute to the problem of air pollution and related health hazards. The growing emphasis on open-pit mining operations in recent years to achieve ever increasing production targets has further aggravated the problem of air pollution.

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12.3 Primary Copper Smelting

Cathode copper, 99.95 to 99.96 percent pure, is then cast into bars, ingots, or slabs. 12.3.3 Emissions And Controls Emissions from primary copper smelters are principally particulate matter and sulfur oxides (SOx). Emissions are generated from the roasters, smelting furnaces, and converters. Fugitive

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Science Desk: How Sulfide-Ore Copper Mines Pollute Save

May 08, 2015 No matter the method, sulfide-ore copper mines proposed near the Boundary Waters would extract trace amounts of metals from large volumes of rock. Rock is blasted from pit walls and sorted into metal-bearing ore and waste rock. In the mine's first years, 4.1 million tons of waste rock will be stockpiled on the surface while the mine is hollowed

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Impacts of copper mining on people and nature Danwatch

For almost 100 years, Zambia has been highly dependent on copper and the mining industry, and the country is living proof that progress leaves its mark on both the environment and people’s health. Land degradation. Increased deforestation. Water and air pollution from particles of sulphuric acid, which severely affect those residing near mines.

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Reducing the harms of toxic air in mining and smelting

May 01, 2014 On a sample day in December 2011, for instance, the concentrations of lead-in-air of 0.784 micrograms per cubic metre of air were published as being “good”, while arsenic-in-air

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Kennecott Utah Copper LLC Utah Department of

Jul 13, 2021 As authorized by the State Legislature, under the Utah Air Conservation Act (Title 19, Chapter 2 of the Utah Annotated Code), the Division of Air Quality (DAQ) regulates the emissions from Kennecott’s Bingham Canyon Mine, Copperton Concentrator, Power Plant, Laboratory, Tailings Impoundment, Smelter, and Refinery facilities.

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Minnesota Supreme Court hands victory to PolyMet copper mine

Feb 24, 2021 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday reversed an appeals court’s rejection of a critical air emissions permit for the planned PolyMet copper-nickel mine and sent the case back for further proceedings. The Supreme Court ruled that the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency was not required under federal law to investigate

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Mount Isa Mine Lead and air quality monitoring

Lead and air quality monitoring . Mount Isa Mines operations have a number of sources of emissions to air, including the lead smelter stack, copper smelter stack, and fugitive emissions from mining, ore transport, ore preparation, sintering and smelting operations, and waste disposal.

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Between waste and profit: Environmental values on the

Aug 21, 2020 Copper mining, according to LeCain, involves ‘mass destruction’ of the environment May-August 2018). Mining communities tied air pollution to notions of ‘development’, as economic welfare (in the form of smoking chimneys and fully-operational smelters) was expected to ensure communal welfare.

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Serbia Zijin Bor Copper

Criticism Air pollution. Several protests has been held in Bor in eastern Serbia over excessive air pollution that has been intensified since Zijin took over copper miner Rudarsko-Topioničarski Basen (RTB) in late 2018. Since January 2019, Bor has been struggling with excessive air pollution, with sulfur dioxide (SO2) levels topping 2,000 micrograms per cubic meter, up from the maximum

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The Effects of Mining on Air Quality USGS

Air Emissions from Mining •Vary based on type of mine, processing technology, and controls implemented •Source types: Stack, fugitive, mobile-tailpipe •Hundreds of individual pollutants •Regulated pollutants –two main classes –Criteria: SO 2, NOx, PM 2.5 –Air

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12.3 Primary Copper Smelting

Cathode copper, 99.95 to 99.96 percent pure, is then cast into bars, ingots, or slabs. 12.3.3 Emissions And Controls Emissions from primary copper smelters are principally particulate matter and sulfur oxides (SOx). Emissions are generated from the roasters, smelting furnaces, and converters. Fugitive

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Preliminary review of mine air pollution in Zambia

Copper mining in Zambia dates back to the 1900s and this period witnessed massive investment in mine development with concomitant increase in support facilities including building of new towns, roads and other commercial infrastructure. This review has revealed that there is a paucity of studies on mining-related air pollution in Zambia.

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Pathways towards zero-emission copper mines MINING.COM

Jun 28, 2020 In a 68-page report, the Warren Centre explains that, typically, greenhouse gas emissions through the copper production process are associated with the consumption of fuel in the mining

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Mount Isa Mine Lead and air quality monitoring

Lead and air quality monitoring . Mount Isa Mines operations have a number of sources of emissions to air, including the lead smelter stack, copper smelter stack, and fugitive emissions from mining, ore transport, ore preparation, sintering and smelting operations, and waste disposal.

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Copper Environmental Profile

copper mining: surface and underground mining. Due to copper being spread in relatively low concentrations over large areas, surface, or open-pit mining, is the predominant mining method for copper in the world. After mining, copper is produced by one of two process routes: pyrometallurgical or hydrometallurgical.

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Preliminary review of mine air pollution in Zambia

Sep 01, 2019 This review has shown that mine air pollution has been a thorny issue since the beginning of commercial copper mining in Zambia, in the 1900s. The advent of the Smoke Damage Act of the 1935, which provided indemnity against any liability resulting from Smelter emissions, explains the current state of environmental devastation.

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Between waste and profit: Environmental values on the

Aug 21, 2020 Copper mining, according to LeCain, involves ‘mass destruction’ of the environment May-August 2018). Mining communities tied air pollution to notions of ‘development’, as economic welfare (in the form of smoking chimneys and fully-operational smelters) was expected to ensure communal welfare.

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Over a century of pollution from the Bor mines, Serbia

May 30, 2016 The mines were opened in 1904 for copper exploitation and have increased its production several times during the last century, including opening new mining sites and expansion of the factory. Currently, the company RTB Bor employs 5,000 people that work in nine mines, three flotation units, two foundries, electrolysis unit, sulphuric acid

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Environmental risk is on the rise in Utah, but most

Nov 22, 2017 The copper mine and its related operations account for more than 90 percent of all TRI-listed emissions in Utah. So when Kennecott’s emissions go

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Air Quality Division: Permits: Rosemont Copper Company

On January 31, 2013, ADEQ issued Air Quality Permit No. 55223 to Rosemont Copper Company for the construction and operation of an open pit copper mine at 21900 S Sonoita Highway, Vail, Arizona 85641. The facility is approximately 30 miles southeast of Tucson, west of State Highway 83, in Pima County, Arizona. The final documents are listed below:

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Environmental impact of mining

Environmental impacts of mining can occur at local, regional, and global scales through direct and indirect mining practices. Impacts can result in erosion, sinkholes, loss of biodiversity, or the contamination of soil, groundwater, and surface water by the chemicals emitted from mining processes. These processes also have an impact on the atmosphere from the emissions of carbon which have

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Minn. Supreme Court sends PolyMet air permit for copper

Feb 25, 2021 The Minnesota Supreme Court has remanded the air pollution permit for the state's first proposed copper mine to the state Court of Appeals for further deliberation on whether PolyMet Mining

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Smith River copper mine receives draft air pollution

Jun 07, 2018 Trucks and mining equipment burn a lot of diesel fuel, adding nitrogen oxide and smog to the air, which is normally pristine in the unpopulated Little Belt Mountains. So the mining company would be limited to using less than 472,000 gallons of diesel fuel for underground equipment during any 12-month period and less than 806,000 gallons of

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