What are the pros and cons of the environmental impact of mining?

1 Answer
Jul 10, 2017

Advantage: Employment, economic activity. Disadvantages: Environmental pollution, forest and natural land kill, health problems, etc. etc.


Mining activities offer some job opportunities (generally short term jobs). Some economic gain will be realized.

However, mining activities cause water pollution, air pollution, land pollution, noise, habitat loss of species, forest disappearance, health problems in miners and local people.