Environmental Impact

  • There are many downsides to having a gold mine. The largest problem that faces the world due to gold mining is deforestation and habitual takeover.
  • When a mine is created, the first thing that is needed to be done is clear the land in order to gain access to the dirt below. This involves clear cutting entire areas.



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  • Habitual takeover is when a mining operation comes in and takes over land either removing wildlife or humans from that specific area. This is done both in rural and urban areas.

gold6This Russian Gold mine has been coming closer and closer to the city for 10 years and now threatens the people living on the outskirts of the city.

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