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Mining machinery

Mining activities can cause severe environmental degradation because of its location (almost all conceivable places, often with insufficient infrastructure), size and timescale. Potential negative impacts of mining operations include: * Energy and water consumption * Air, water and land pollution * Landscape alteration * Soil erosion * Destruction of river banks * Health & safety nuisance.

Year: 2010

From album: The Mining Industry

Photographer: Lawrence Hislop

Tags: mining

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