Taurin Batts & Michael Dansky
-safer and easier than subsurface mining.
-does more damage to the surface ecosystems.
-not as much damage to the ecosystems.
-difficult and expensive to do.
3 types of Surface MIning
-mountain top removal
Open Pit Mining
Mountain Top Removal Mining
3 types of Subsurface Mining
Effects fracking has on the environment
-The water brought in is mixed with sand and chemicals to create fracking fluid. Approximately 40,000 gallons of chemicals are used per fracturing.
-Up to 600 chemicals are used in fracking fluid, including known carcinogens and toxins such as.
-The fracking fluid is then pressure injected into the ground through a drilled pipeline.
-Contaminated well water is used for drinking water for nearby cities and towns.