Throughout Appalachia this process has been occurring, and has lead to outrage among many people across these areas, and even the nation. This type of mining has been in effect for years, and has been effective in retrieving large amounts of coal, that is used to power our nation. While coal is a necessary source of energy in the United States, opponents of this technique argue that there are many negatives to mountaintop removal. These negatives include the destroying of ecosystems, the pollution of the nearby streams and rivers, pollution of the air, numerous health affects, and of course the
The Chernobyl accident that took place in 1986 is worst ever nuclear disaster faced by mankind. The accident that took place on April, 1986 is the result of a flawed reactor design and incompetent personals that were not properly trained. As a result of the accident, extremely harmful and toxic radioactive elements were released into the environment, the fallout of which is felt even to this day. The accident had tremendous health, economic, social and environmental consequences and it severely affected the lives of a huge section of population in the countries of Ukraine, Russia and Belarus. The main radioactive elements that cause maximum damage to the affected population were iodine-131 and caesium-137.
They started the smelting process at the bottom of the mountain as well as other things that had to be down to prepare the silver for economic use. One down side to doing all these processes on site increased risks that the slaves could be hurt and killed by. As expected the number of deaths increased over the next three centuries and mercury had a large role in that. For one process of the smelting mercury would be used to help contain the silver and limit it to expanding. With this process could only come injury and death since mercury is a toxic element to the human
Less rainfall means there is less water to enter into the facility and transport radioactive waste. On the negative side there are three things which cause me an unsteady feeling. First, the mountain is in an area where there has been volcanic activity. Because of the activity strong gases have entered into the ground which could cause explosions to be destructive. Secondly, the area has several faults running through the area where the proposed facility was to be built.
Environmentally, Appalachia is among the nation’s most biologically diverse areas. All of the blasting and the scarring of the Earth with heavy machinery destroy this diversity for future generations. Through their lack of respect for the land and the people that come with it, a lot of people have died. Deep Down, was a film that featured a community that was directly affected by the coal industry. A main character, Terry, was an older middle aged man who worked for himself and built everything he needed on his families land.
Ashley Judd describes mountaintop removal as “environmental genocide” (“Mountain Top Coal Removal Mining”, 2010, para. 4). Being raised in Eastern Kentucky, Ashley Judd has come to know, and loathe, mountaintop removal. It tears families from their beloved homes that made them a family in the first place. It kills innocent animals and damages ecosystems for miles and miles.
Vast majority of these companies burned fossils fuels to generate energy for their business operation on daily basis. Also due to the country ill economy, countless Liberians that reside in the rural regions engaged in excessive burning of gigantic amount of coal and oil for their various homes. And besides, air pollutions through transportation is another major issues that needs to be focus on when addressing air pollution, because when too many carbon dioxides and other greenhouse gases that are released into the atmosphere has a negative effect on the air quality. Additionally, the whole populations of Monrovia are undergoing serious threat from health hazards because of immense ejection of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere from automobiles, as well as small power-generating engines, and other various
Scientists from around the world flocked to the valley villages to uncover the mystery behind the massive loss of life, both human and other. The answer rested within the location of the lake. Lake Nyos is based at the throat of a dormant volcano. Fifty miles beneath the lake is a pool of boiling hot magma. The pool of magma releases carbon dioxide (and other gases).
Acid rain as a result of industrialization has had many negative effects on the New England region in particular. The Adirondack Mountains are of special interest due to their soil composition that does not allow for the seizure of the two primary particles in acid rain. This has caused issues pertaining to the water reservoirs in the area that now are sometimes unable to support life do to the high acidity. Acid deposition as it is more formally called is typically composed of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide. These two components are naturally occurring from sources like volcanoes but the industrial revolution has exponentially increased the amount of these chemicals in the air.
They lose their habitat and forced to move to new location; besides, many cannot survive the deforestation that destroys their homes. It is undeniable that deforestation itself has extreme effect on Global warming and hurts the air. Global warming means that air and ocean temperature is increasing. Greenhouse gases exist primarily because of human activity. Unfortunately, humans are the most polluting species on the planet.