Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning
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.
Bustamante, Phyllis Ann, "Environmental Contamination by Trace Metals at the Inactive Pacific Mine Site, American Fork Canyon: Legal and Remediation Implications" (1996). All Graduate Plan B and other Reports. 1080.
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