Mining is an inherently invasive process that can cause damage to a landscape in an area much larger than the mining site itself The effects of this damage can continue years after a mine has shut down, including the addition to greenhouse gasses, death of flora and fauna, and erosion of land and habitat...

Environmental impacts of mining can occur at local, regional, and global scales through direct and indirect mining practic Impacts can result in erosion, sinkholes, loss of biodiversity, or the contamination of soil, groundwater, and surface water by the chemicals emitted from mining process...

Effects of Mining Activities on the Release of Heavy Metals HMs in a Typical Mountain Headwater Region, the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in China Wenhao Wei 1, Rui Ma 2,3, , Ziyong Sun 2,3, Aiguo Zhou 2, Jianwei Bu 2,3, Xiang Long 2 and Yunde Liu 2 1 Geological Survey, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan 430074, China 2...

communities have been particularly exposed to the detrimental effects of contamination arising from mining and its effects on public health, agriculture and the environment In addition, the legacy of mining has left thousands of sites in Africa contaminated by mining and associated mine dumps such as tailings and slag material...

Surface and underground mining activities can have direct and indirect impacts on the quantity, quality, and usability of groundwater suppli The nature of the mining activity, geological substrata, and re-distribution of surface and subsurface materials will determine to a large degree how groundwater supplies will be impacted...

Apr 24, 2018 0183 32 Effects of mining activities on evolution of water chemistry in coal-bearing aquifers in karst region of Midwestern Guizhou, China evidences from δ ,...

The environmental impact of the coal industry includes issues such as land use, waste management, water and air pollution, caused by the coal mining, processing and the use of its productsIn addition to atmospheric pollution, coal burning produces hundreds of millions of tons of solid waste products annually, including fly ash, bottom ash, and flue-gas desulfurization sludge, that contain ....