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Water and Mining

Minerals are the fundamental building blocks of modern society. Yet, extracting these essential resources from the Earth’s crust creates significant risks for our water. Beyond the threat of contamination from raw ore coming into contact with the elements, many mining operations result in the displacement of massive amounts of rock and sediment. Consequently, a mine can have a major impact on the surrounding landscape if poorly designed or managed.

Given the incredible challenges, Blue Legacy celebrates industry pioneers that are taking cutting-edge measures to ensure the safe and sustainable operation of mines. As our need for the raw materials produced through mining continues to grow in the following decades, Blue Legacy works with community and industry leaders to develop solutions that create economic prosperity and preserve the health of our watersheds.