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Sociocultural dimensions of supply and demand for natural aggregate; examples from the Mid-Atlantic region, United States

Open-File Report 2002-350

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Abstract

The United States uses large quantities of natural aggregate to build and maintain a continuously expanding infrastructure. In recent years, per capita demand for aggregate in the United States has grown to about 9.7 metric tons (10.7 tons) per person per year. Over the next 25 years, the aggregate industry expects to mine quantities equivalent to all aggregate mined in the United States over the past 100 years. The issues surrounding supply and demand for aggregate in the mid-Atlantic states of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia illustrate competing requirements for industrial minerals and many simultaneous social and environmental objectives.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Sociocultural dimensions of supply and demand for natural aggregate; examples from the Mid-Atlantic region, United States
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2002-350
Edition:
Version 1.0
Year Published:
2002
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
44 p., illus. incl. 2 tables, 50 refs