Drill, Mine, and Frack lessons

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Surface and Subsurface

Surface mining is when soil and rock are on top of the mineral and they remove it. Subsurface mining is mining underground through shafts and tunnels. Surface mining is safer, easier, and does not damage the surface ecosystem. Subsurface is more expensive to dig and more difficult.
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Land drilling vs. ocean drilling

Onshore drilling is to drilling deep holes under the earth surface to take out natural resources, oil and gas. Offshore drilling is drilling underneath the sea bed. Off shore drilling operations effect on the environment are production profits (money), environmental protection, oil spill, federal government. And it helps the federal government because it’s less expensive.

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Fracking

Fracking is the process of drilling down into earth before a high-pressure water mixture is directed at the rock to release the gas inside. Fracking can mess up the environment because it takes an enormous amount of water and fracking makes a toxic brew called frack fluid.

By: Eddie Garner