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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_impact_of_mining

The environmental impact of mining includes erosion, formation of sinkholes, loss of biodiversity, and contamination of soil, groundwater and surface water by chemicals from mining processes. Besides creating environmental damage, the contamination resulting from ... There is potential for massive contamination of the area surrounding mines ...

www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/climate-change/coal/Coal-mining-impacts

Although many countries require coal mines to have ... all their damage to water supplies, habitats and air quality.

web.mit.edu/12.000/www/m2016/finalwebsite/problems/mining.html

As more mines open in countries with varying levels of environmental protection, it is ... As water takes on harmful concentrations of minerals and heavy metals, ...

rainforests.mongabay.com/0808.htm

Jul 27, 2012 ... Government surveys have found that tailings from the mines have ... to reduce environmental damage," according to a December 27, 2005, ...

www.miningglobal.com/top-10/top-10-ways-make-mines-more-environmentally-friendly

Apr 29, 2014 ... Mining impacts the environment in unnatural ways, which not only disrupts its natural decaying process, but also does more damage long-term ...

www.kyenvironmentalfoundation.org/coal-mining-health-risks.html

Miners also run the risk of respiratory damage through the high levels of dust and other chemical particulates present in deep coal mining facilities. Some of the ...

www.livescience.com/11173-miners-face-health-risks-good-days.html

Aug 26, 2010 ... In the 14,500 mines registered in the United States, a record-low 34 miners of the nation's 352,600 died on the job in 2009. Compare that with ...

www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/environmental-disaster-gold-industry-180949762

Feb 14, 2014 ... The majority of the world's gold is extracted from open pit mines, where ... critics say, could destroy or seriously damage unspoiled wilderness, ...

greenliving.lovetoknow.com/How_Does_Mining_Affect_the_Environment

However, it has environmental impacts felt beyond mines and their vicinity. ... Strip mining is more harmful as larger tracts of land is affected, but is favored by the ...

csis.msu.edu/news/mining-damage-fish-habitats

Nov 25, 2014 ... Characterizing coal and mineral mines as a regional source of stress to ... of mines across the country– and found that mining can damage fish ...