Where does dolomite come from in the Philippines?
CEBU CITY, Cebu, Philippines — Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia has confirmed that the shipment of crushed dolomite that was recently poured on an artificial beach in Manila Bay came from the mountains of Alcoy town in the southern portion of the province.
Is dolomite harmful to marine life?
The washing off of dolomite sand from the beach is akin to dumping foreign sediments, the most common pollutants in any water environment. They can disturb the habitats of marine animals and plants by potentially burying them, lowering the oxygen in the seawater, and blocking their access to sunlight.
Why dolomite is used in Manila Bay?
Being a mineral, a naturally occurring chemical compound that is calcium magnesium carbonate, DENR said the dolomite is not detrimental to the ecosystems of Manila Bay, and is a known neutralizer that lessens the acidity of seawater making it popular for use in fish aquariums.
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Where is dolomite found?
In powdered form, dolomite dissolves readily with effervescence in warm acids. Although rock beds containing dolomite are found throughout the world, the most notable quarries are located in the Midwestern United States; Ontario, Canada; Switzerland; Pamplona, Spain; and Mexico.
What kind of water is Manila Bay?
Manila Bay, a semi-enclosed estuary facing the South China Sea, is one of the best natural harbors in the world. The bay is located at the southwest portion of Luzon Island, one of the major islands in the Philippines.
Is dolomite toxic?
Background. Although dolomite is classified as a relatively non-toxic, nuisance dust, little information exists as to its potential to produce respiratory disorders following occupational exposure.
Is dolomite good for Manila Bay?
The DENR chief, who has repeatedly defended the use of dolomite sand against critics, said the dolomite sand actually “cleans the water” of the Manila Bay, prevents erosion, and increases the width of the beach.
Is dolomite harmful to humans and environment?
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources said Wednesday that dolomite in its natural state is not harmful to humans.