Date of Award

1996

Degree Type

Creative Project

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning

First Advisor

NA

Abstract

Over the next decade, the environment will be the most important issue facing the minerals industry (Ary, 1990). Mining and its associated activities can be a source of considerable environmental damage (Table 1 ). Mining activities can cause surface and ground water pollution , damage the land and subsurface strata, and destroy terrestrial and aquatic habitat. While mining contributes to environmental degradation , it may be considered a necessary activity because it provides natural resources with a variety of commercial uses.

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