What are the negative effects of open-cast mining?
Having been worked in an open cast(OC) metal mine foryears, I can give some insight on the negative effects of OC mining in India at least. The first two images show how open cast and underground mining is done.
Land reclamation and restoration of natural ecosystem: …
ABSTRACT Coal mining authorities of North Eastern Coalfields have been facing serious challenges of reclamation of the mine lands and restoration of natural ecosystem as a result of opencast mining operations on densely forested hills In Assam.
Opencast mining in India is practiced in manganese-ore mining in Madhya Pradesh and the overburden benches areft (meters) high. Blast-hole drilling is employed and power shovels are used for loading into the dumpers or trucks.
Mining, especially opencast mining, is an intensive process.Unless planned properly it can result in enormous environmental degradation of the mined area. The environmental effects of mine waste include
opencast mining reclamation in india International Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment Particulate matter pollution in opencast coal mining areas: a threat to human health and environment Particulate matter pollution in opencast coal mining areas: a …