Nora Demers Homepage

PHOTO courtesy of George & Joyce Chase

"Kings Highway" "reservoir" mine pit

dewatered depressional wetland is in the right foreground.  The scale is shown by the ant-like construction vehicles near the top and bottom of the retaining wall around the "reservoir" mine pit

Mining Impacts to the Human and Natural Environments

A compilation of resources and issues



PHOTO courtesy of George & Joyce Chase

"Kings Highway" "reservoir" mine pit

drained depressional wetlands in the background


First International Conference on Mining Impacts to the Human and Natural Environments (Punta Gorda, March 15, 2008)


    In Southwest Florida (Charlotte, Hendry, Lee and Collier, Hardee)- check the legal documents for materials for this region

    In Southeast Florida Everglades and the  EAA (including Miami-Dade, Indian River and Palm Beach)

Tampa Bay Region - Reservoirs and more

In North-Central Florida

Tarmac King Road Limestone Mine (Levy County)

News articles about mining aggregate (e.g., "fill dirt," rock, sand, shell, other)

Levy county study by R. Weiskoff PhD. A mine provides 35 new jobs, but has potential to destroy almost 1000 jobs in the immediate area. Posted with permission.

Phosphate mining

   Information and action alerts regarding phosphate mining


 Human Health Impacts

 Legal documents for all mining types- including comment letters to Government officials RAI's etc from throughout Florida.

Government resources including USGS report on Karst mining and county commission contracted information

Organizations' resources, call to action

Environmental Working Group Natural Resources:Mining

Industry Resources

Consultant companies involved in mining issues

Water issues

Space Coast Progressive Alliance advances progressive policies at the local, state and national level through support of political candidates, education on critical issues, coordination of activities among local and state progressive organizations, and providing internet resources.


Silence Scientists--Attempts by mining industry and state agencies -FREE SPEECH UNDER ATTACK:
Geology consultants to the mining industry are using regulation of professional geologist to prohibit free speech.

Business interests are twisting geologist licensing to protect stakeholders with short-term economic interests against legitimate criticism from the general public. 


Nuclear power and mining impacts


Other Mining in the U.S.

Other Mining in North America

'Fracking 'for Natural Gas

Related resources about taking care of the planet

Action items- notices about events, rallies, etc- check here for current activities needing your attention!

Return to  the compilation of Mining resources and issues

This resource focuses on adverse impacts from mining currently not addressed or evaluated by regulatory agencies and municipalities, as well as alternatives to mining and approaches for improved monitoring and evaluation of existing and proposed mine sites and mine-related impacts.  This portal is made possible thanks to the volunteer efforts of scientists, other professionals and citizens.

Please enjoy your visit, and contact me with your thoughts.

The information on these pages is intended to be reproduced and shared freely.
Last updated July 17, 2012