Mining and Fracking
All about Mining and Fracking
Examples of Mining:
Strip- is the practice of mining a seam of mineral, by first removing a long strip of overlying soil and rock (the overburden)
Mountain Top Removal- is a form of coal mining that uses explosives to blast "overburden" off the top of some Appalachian mountains
Slope- is a method of accessing valuable geological material, such as coal or ore. A sloping access shaft travels downwards towards desired material.
Drift- is either the mining of an ore deposit by underground methods, or the working of coal seams accessed by adits driven into the surface outcrop of the coal bed.
Shaft- refers to the method of excavating a vertical or near-vertical tunnel from the top down, where there is initially no access to the bottom.
Images of Surface Mining:
Images of Subsurface Mining:
-Not required to say what chemicals are in their products
-People have become seriously ill while living next to Fracking sites because of the contaminated water
-Greenhouse gasses that are being leaked are effecting the climate