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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 leakage of chemicals also affects the health of the local ...

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

Overview. Unregulated mining has the potential to release harmful substances into the soil, air, and water. Mission 2016 proposes that governments enforce regulations on companies and use cutting-edge technology to reduce the damage from mining-related sources. As more mines open in countries with varying levels of ...

www.environment.co.za/mining-2/effects-of-mining.html

Apr 20, 2015 ... Effects of Mining. Coal mining, the first step in the dirty lifecycle of coal, causes deforestation and releases toxic amounts of minerals and heavy metals into the soil and water. The effects of mining coal persists for years after coal is removed. Dear Readers, please refer to this latest article regarding the ...

greenliving.lovetoknow.com/How_Does_Mining_Affect_the_Environment

Strip mining is more harmful as larger tracts of land is affected, but is favored by the industry as it is cheaper reports Greenpeace. So 40% of the world's coal is obtained by strip mining. In the U.S., strip mining produced 66% of the coal in 2015, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA); here it has ...

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

Jul 1, 2016 ... Washing coal (to remove unwanted materials) creates a toxic waste slurry that can threaten surface waters or leak into groundwater. Coal power plants also ... coal mining impacts. Although seen as less destructive than strip mining, underground mining still causes widespread damage to the environment.

www.pegasusfoundation.org/effects-of-mining-environment-wildlife

Mar 9, 2017 ... Mining is an inherently destructive industry, and the mining effects of even a single operation can have a severe impact on the environment and the wildlife that lives nearby. Although there are some regulations in place that are intended to minimize the damage, they are not enough to allow mining and ...

pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1165/pdf/of07-1165_508.pdf

Apr 25, 2007 ... are: • Knowing the geology of the mine site is critical to understanding the environmental impact of mining at any given site. • Hydrothermal alteration associated with the mineral deposit has a major effect on the premining geochemical background as well as on the postmining environmental impact on the.

www.dummies.com/education/science/environmental-science/what-is-the-environmental-impact-of-mining-and-burning-coal

Environmental Science For Dummies. By Alecia M. Spooner. Mining and burning coal for fuel is harmful to the environment; but, because coal is so abundant and cheap, many people are reluctant to give it up as a fuel source. Coal starts as peat, or sections of partially decomposed organic matter that accumulate on the ...

www.theworldcounts.com/stories/Negative-Effects-of-Coal-Mining

Aug 5, 2014 ... There are 2 ways to mine coal – Strip Mining and Underground Mining – both ways have their own impact to the environment and health. We know it but coal is such a cheap energy source that we don't want to let go of it. The negative effects of coal mining cannot be disputed: Destruction of Landscapes ...