How it can affect the environment?
Mining can give negative effect to environment such as deforestation, water pollution and also land and river dredging. As usual, before they start mining activity they have to clear the site. This mean, they have to cut the trees. It leads to deforestation.
Deforestation reduces habitable areas for wildlife animals.
Chemicals are used to amalgamate extractions. Unfortunately, these chemicals include the likes of mercury and cyanide, which have harmful effects on human health when accidentally consumed. It happen when they accidentally pass through pipes from the mines is discharged into surrounding natural bodies of water.
Land dredging occurs when large holes are dug out and filled with contaminated water from mine tailing. They become a breeding nest for mosquitoes and other disease-carrying insects, which could then lead to the spread of diseases like dengue fever.
Improper disposal of these elements lead to water pollution as well