Dirty Gold: What is the Environmental Impact of Gold Mines?
Environmental Impact of Mining on Water Sources—Gold mine operators have been known to dump tailings into local water supplies. There are reports of streams and rivers, full of cyanide from gold mines, losing 80 percent or more of their aquatic life. Tailings that are stored in reservoirs can leak out.Abandoned mines and their impact on the environment: Case,,Water logged abandoned mines have an impact on the environment. In this project we selected abandoned mines from two sets of different ore bodies to learn about their environmental impact. Franklin and Sterling Pb-Zn mines, NJ and the limestone quarry in Rondout formation, NY were selected as case study examples.Quarrying and the environment | Quarrying | Foundations of,,Concerns about the impact of quarrying are hardly new. Complaints about quarrying activities were voiced as far back as the 1890s. The issues of concern haven't changed over time – visual intrusion, damage to landscapes, traffic, smoke, noise, dust, damage to caves, loss of land, and a