Fracking and Mining

What is it, the differences, and affects on environment.


Surface Mining- Done on the surface and not much ground penatrated

Subsurface Mining- Done lower than 200 feet below ground level.


Chemicals and/or pressured water in injected in wells make natural gases flow better in a well. It is done with high pressure water mixed with a solution of chemicals forced into the ground. Effects on environment include pollution of groundwater, underground destruction, etc.
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Types of Mining. (Surface, than sub-surface.)