Mining operations are associated with manifold impacts on the natural environment as introduced already in the first part of this book. These impacts include the contamination of air, water, and soil. Sources of pollution are The mining process itself, which includes the release of dust, exhausts of mining equipment, the contamination of the ground with gasoline, machine oils, and other chemicals.Contamination caused by the processing of minerals, be it to refine minerals or to produce energy.Contamination caused by handling, storage and transport of products to the consumer.
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- Remediating Sites of Resource Extraction
Dieter D. Genske
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg