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Mining and ore waste

Year: 2006
From collection: Vital Waste Graphics 2
Author: Diana Rizzolio
Mining waste takes up a great deal of space, blights the landscape and often affects local habitats. By its very nature it can constitute a serious safety hazard. Poor management may allow acidic and metals containing drainage to the environmnent, it can result in contaminated dusts be spread by the wind, and can also pose a physical risk. Indeed, the failure of structures such as dams built to contain mining waste has lead to many accidental spills with extremely serious consequences.
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