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Explain three negative effects of mining on the environment.

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  1. Waste of agricultural land
  2. mines and their associated tip
  3. heaps may occupy land otherwise suitable for farming
  4. Waste of industrial land
  5. where derelict land is in or near towns it may occupy industrial land which could be used for industries
  6. Open cast mines may be filled with water and create deep pools thus accidents are likely to occur. Such pools are also breeding grounds for mosquitoes and other water borne discases
  7. Pollution- during mining toxic gases may be emitted from the mimes leading to air pollution
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