what are the environmental effects of limestone quarrying?

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Usually, limestone quarrying just has one effect... a very large hole. If you have a problem with water in the quarry and the quarry is next to a river, you could have a problem with alkali runoff, but usually a quarry is lower than anything but an underground river system, with most of the water being contained in the quarry itself. I guess we learned a long time ago, that people are really really greedy and stupid, so its POSSIBLE that some moron could pump the limestone water out into a local river.... but imagine the level of stupidity that would take? more
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