How is the mining activity injurious to the health of the miners and environment? Explain.
The dust and noxious fumes inhaled by miners make them vulnerable to pulmonary diseases.
- The risk of collapsing mine roofs is major problem for miners.
- Inundation and fires in coal mines are a constant threat to miners.
- The water sources in the region get contaminated due to mining.
- Dumping of waste and slurry leads to degradation of land, soil and increase in stream and river pollution.