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Mining - Page Text Content

FC: Mining Advantages - Disadvantages About-Impacts Concerns-Real Life

1: Mining is the process of taking or retrieving materials from a mine

3: Advantages: -can sell the mined items -could use mined items -after the material is gone, stored topsoil can be deposited on top of the mine, therefore have the ability to plant trees (given the right steps)

5: Disadvantages: Mining begins with: -may have vast destruction of environment -clearcutting -removal of mountaintop forests -removal of good soil -any type of mining may result in environment loss -large ponds filled with cyanide compounds and crush rock could be mixed in with rain, snow or floods that could leak into ground water,, which leads to environment damage | -toxic waste could contaminate food for wild animals -toxic gases could leak into the mines

7: 1. Mining is the process of taking or retrieving materials from an area underground. | To mine, you first need to clear the mining area. Which includes clearcutting, serious environment damage and risk of chemical contamination in ponds and bodies of water near by. After that, you would need to dig a hole that was either very long or very deep into where you would want to mine. | A real life example of mining would be surface mining, which involves removing large amounts of rock and soil on a surface to dig a hole where the minerals are. Another real life example of mining is coal mining, which involves clearcutting and the removal of mountaintop forests.

9: 2. Some of the short term effects would be that some people living in the area where you were mining would probably not approve you mining in their area and they might protest or complain during the mining. | Some long term effects would be that while mining, chemicals could leak into bodies of water and contaminate what animals consume and what plants need to survive. There also wouldn't be any trees for animals to live in or around so they would be forced to move somewhere else to live.

10: These short term and long term would affect people and animals because some people care for animals and want them to be safe from abuse and contamination. This may be the reason why people might protest if you mine in their area, and they're not wrong. What they eat could be contaminated by chemicals or gone because of clearcutting. | Too much mining could also cause disasters too. Holes inside a hill for example. The hill could collapse on itself, while there are still miners trapped inside. If miners dug a hole into the ground, they have to be careful that the don't dig too deep and beware of the pressure when venturing underground.

11: 3. This method of obtaining minerals and other materials inside of mines is only safe if you were to be mining in a remote area where there are not animals, people, or vegetation near the mines.

13: On October 21 morning,1966 in the town of Aberfan, Wales, United Kingdom, local miners were headed to the mountain to the coal mine like any other day. There was a slag heap right beside the coal mine, that had been sitting there or over 50 years while miners were piling their minerals onto it. In the village, the kids were playing in the schoolyard and and some were still walking to school. Everything was normal, or so it seemed. At around 9:20, the big slag heap started to tip. Eventually the huge sludge heap slipped 600 feet, straight towards the only school in Aberfan. The heap demolished the school in seconds, cover over half the town's children were buried and soon died due to being unable to breathe. This is a real life example of when you mine but don't pay any attention on how you go about doing the process. Disasters could happen at unexpected times.

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