Effects of Coalmining in our community (Financial Impact (Creates good…
Effects of Coalmining in our community
Health Risks for Humans and Animals
The Chemicals in the dust has been linked to COPD, and other lung issues in animals and humans
The chemicals have been thought to cause eye problems in animals and humans
Chemical run offs in ponds have been linked to fish kills
Land is never fully restored to original state
Tees are gone and they do not replace them
Huge stripper pits with dangerous high walls are left behind
They strip the top soil and do not replace it.
Large sink holes can appear years later
Damaging to the Air
There is chemicals in the dust. The dust travels for miles and can not be controlled.
Water ways are contaminated by mine run off
Chemicals from the mine run off into our lakes, ponds, and streams.
Creates good paying jobs in our community
Creates revenue for our small towns
The mines can give very generous donations to local schools, businesses, and organizations.
Has a huge trickle affect on the economy
Damaging to our vehicles
The dust from the mines are damaging damaging to the body of the car
Pot holes on the highway cased by the mine trucks can destroy tires
The black dirt and mine mud to damaging to the under carriage of vehicles
Structural Damages to our Roadways
Big trucks destroy our highways with potholes
Blasting damages to bridges
Structural Damages to our homes.
Cracks in foundations and walls
Shifts to foundations
Cracks in underground pools
Basements caving in