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Why does mining of coal and other natural resources often result in environment pollution?

Why does mining of coal and other natural resources often result in environment pollution?

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A. Mining pollutes the air near streams.
B. Mining produces acid precipitation near streams.
C. Mining creates waste material which can flow into streams.
D. Mining strips the surface of the land near streams

This question is part of Common Exam - Earth Science Review
Asked by Emily, Last updated: May 29, 2019

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B. Mclean

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B. McleanSales Manager, MBA, Ewa
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Answered on Feb 28, 2019

C is the answer to this question. Mining can produce a lot of waste material that may not be evident to those who have never been in a mine before. There are different chemicals and tools that are being used that may contribute to the wastes that mines produce.

A lot of people are signing up petitions and are trying to engage other people to learn more about the bad effects of mining but since this is the livelihood of a lot of people from all over the world, mines may still be available and are still being mined on at present time. There are some mining areas that are not directly affected by mining but may still exhibit some problematic signs.

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Jan 21, 2017

Mining creates waste material which can flow into streams.

Mining tailings (parts of the ground that aren't used.) Can eventually runoff from precipitation and end up either in the soil or in the surface water.
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