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The Enviromental impacts Of Mining Iron Ore

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Transcript of The Enviromental impacts Of Mining Iron Ore

Impact on Water
Impacts on Atmosphere
Impacts on Ecology

-Removal of water bodies

-Creation of new water bodies

-Pollution of water bodies
-Increase in temperature in the area due to mining activity and decreased vegetation

-Pollution due to explosive fumes

-Increase in noise level due to vehicle movement and operating mining equipments
- Removal of vegetation impacts the animal life in the area

-Pollution of water bodies affect the aquatic animal life

-Fumes and gases impact the growth and quality of plant life
Volume of Iron Ore Mined
Uses of Iron Ore products
Environmental Impacts
Impacts on Land
We use iron to build bridges, buildings, cars, aircraft's, railroad, trains and home appliances like refrigerator, washing machines and utensils.
-On an average more than two billion metric tons of raw iron ore are mined every year

-1 kg
=
1 medium bottle of water/coke

-1000 kg
=

1000 bottles
=
1 metric ton
Types of environmental impact:
-Land - impacts on ground
-Water - impacts in the oceans/seas
-Atmosphere - impacts in the air
-Ecology - impact on our system
-Society-around the community
-Landscape altered, land caves in,
soil erosion
-Changes in land use pattern
-Land becomes barren
no crops , plants and trees
WHAT ARE THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTSOF MINING IRON ORE??
WHAT ARE THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF MINING IRON ORE??
By Mahika Chatterjee
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Impacts on Society
-Increase in jobs

-Displacement of people

-Health impact
Thank You
We need iron ore products in our daily lives, however, we need to understand the negative impacts of mining and think of ways to reduce the environmental impacts by proper planning, and reducing our wants, re-using and recycling whatever we can.
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