Mining & Fracking
By: Justin Hart
Surface Vs. Subsurface
Surface mining is more harmful to the environment.
Subsurface mining is not as harmful to the environment.
Subsurface is more dangerous to do you can be buried under the surface.
Types Of Subsurface Mining...
Drift~ A horizontal passage way in a mine following the bed of coal or minerals.
Shaft Mining~ A passage way from top to bottom of the mine
How is it done~ Drilling and putting pressurized fluids into the ground, it creates new areas in the ground to extract fossil fuels.
Dangers To Environment~ The water & chemicals contaminate groundwater and pollutes plants and goes into drinking water