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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.
The Mining Association of Canada. Towards Sustainable Mining
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