Types of Mining and Fracking
Lindsay McCoy, Ashton Theriault, Kira Thrower
Types of mining
Surface- a method of separating minerals near the surface of the Earth
Differences between the two types of mining
- Safer and easier
- Creates more damage to the surface ecosystems
- Creates a mess
- Not as much of widespread damage
- Difficult to dig and expensive as well
- Very dangerous conditions that includes collapses, released gases, particulates in the air, low oxygen and heat
Strip mining is when you mine a seam of minerals.
Effects-Its destroys our lands,When it rains it takes the loose soil and puts in rivers and it hurts fish, There is a risk of increase of chemical contamination,cause noise pollution and dust pollution.
Taking out rock or minerals from earth form a open pit
Effects-Open pit mining exposed radioactive elements and metallic dust.
Mountain top remove
Its a new type of mining it began sometime in the 1970
Effects Flooding,Blasting,sludge dam
Effects-removing a whole layer