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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 ...

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

Apr 20, 2015 ... Bad mining practices can ignite coal fires, which can burn for decades, release fly ash and smoke laden with greenhouse gasses and toxic chemicals. Furthermore mining releases coal mine methane, a greenhouse gas 20 times more powerful than carbon dioxide. Coal dust inhalation causes black lung ...

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

Mar 9, 2017 ... The mining industry has the potential to disrupt ecosystems and wipe out wildlife populations. ... Effects of Mining on the Environment and Wildlife ... The mining process exposes bodies of water to heavy metals and toxic minerals like selenium which can negatively impact the human and the marine lives.

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

Environmental Risks of Mining. How they arise and how their effects can be mitigated. 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  ...

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

Aug 5, 2014 ... The effects of mining coal on the environment. 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 ...

www.miningafrica.net/mining-news/effects-of-mining

Jan 26, 2017 ... Negative Effects of Mining in Africa on the Environment. Mining firms are not only attracted to developing countries in Africa because of mineral riches – they are also attracted to the countries because of lower safety and environmental standards. To establish a mine vegetation is cleared. This causes ...

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. ... Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) elaborate that the erosion effects can linger long after mining has ended, and can impact swathes of land, beyond the immediate surroundings of ...

www.oxfam.org.au/what-we-do/mining/impacts-of-mining

Mining can impact local communities both positively and negatively. While positive impacts such as employment and community development projects are important, they do not off-set the potential negatives.

www.healthyoptions.com.ph/newsdigest/strong-immunity/irresponsible-mining-damages-the-environment

Mines use a lot of water, though some of the water is reusable. Sulfide, when oxidized through contact with air via mining, form sulfuric acid. This, when combined with trace elements, negatively impacts groundwater. This happens from both surface and underground mines. Leftover chemical deposits from explosives are ...