Journal of Science and Geosciences

Hazardous effects of Coal Mining


Afsaneh Hashemzadeh

Coal is an abundant fuel source that is relatively inexpensive to produce and convert to useful energy. However, producing and using coal affects the environment. Coal mining adversely affects the eco-system as a whole. On the unstable earth; the unresting mankind constantly uses a variety of resources for their daily lives. Coal is recognized to have been the main source of energy in India for many decades and contributes to nearly 27% of the world’s commercial energy requirement. Coal is mainly mined using two methods–surface or "opencast" and underground mining. The geological condition determines the method of mining. Coal mining is usually associated with the degradation of natural resources and the destruction of habitat.


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