• Environment: Mining & Environmental Impacts

  • Does mining use mercury?

    Mining pollution: Does gold mining emit mercury?

    Do Canadian mining companies operating abroad face weaker environmental regulations?

    What is the role of arsenic in the mining industry?

    What are the water quality concerns at mines?

    How are the effects of mining on water quality monitored?

    How is water quality determined in general?

    What is the role of cyanide in mining?

    How is water managed and treated in mining?

    What happens to mine sites after a mine is closed?

    What is acid rock drainage?

    What are abandoned mines?

    How are waste materials managed at mine sites?

    How can mining become more environmentally sustainable?


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    Mining needed to meet mineral needs of renewable energy

    2/13/2012 06:29:26 AM

    Mining needed to meet mineral needs of renewable energy. Soaring demand and shortages in mineral supplies threaten renewable energy expansion A recent report by the United Nations predicts that wind, solar and other renewable energies will eventually account for most
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  • Mining and the Environment

    While mining has historically affected its surrounding environment, advances in technology and changes in management techniques mean that many negative impacts are now avoidable. Increasingly, mining companies are making efforts to reduce the environmental impact of mining and minimize the footprint of their activities throughout the mining cycle, including working to restore ecosystems post-mining.

    This page will explore the issues surrounding mining and the environment and answer common questions.


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