Record Display for the EPA National Library CatalogRECORD NUMBER: 34 OF 125
|Main Title||Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Martin Lake D Area Lignite Surface Mine, Henderson, Rusk County, Texas.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Dallas, TX. Region VI.|
|Additional Subjects||Surface mining ; Lignite ; Environmental impact statements-draft ; Land use ; Wildlife ; Soil erosion ; Water pollution ; Overburden ; Waste disposal ; Mine waters ; Construction ; Ground water ; Stream pollution ; Power transmission lines ; Stream flow ; Texas ; Revegetation ; Species diversity ; Rusk County(Texas)|
TUGCO has applied for an NPDES permit for wastewater discharges from sedimentation ponds in the mine permit area to streams including Todd Branch, Boggy Branch, Dry Creek, Dogwood Creek, Boggy Creek, Mill Creek. Lignite would be mined for 30 years from 16,600 acres at 1.5 ton yearly initially, increasing to 3.5 million tons yearly in 1987. Environmental changes include loss of topsoils, native vegetation and wildlife habitat; removal of wetlands; reduction of species diversity, water quality and stream flow changes; disruption to ground-water levels; loss of wells; land use changes. Mine spoil would be leveled for revegetation with bermuda grass and pine forest species, primarily.