Mining and the Environmental Impacts. Mining Methods. Surface Mining . Shallow deposits = Surface mining – vegetation, soil, and rock ( Overburden ) are removed and set aside as spoils Sometimes referred to as MOUNTAINTOP REMOVAL Need to restore the land after mining is done
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Shallow deposits = Surface mining – vegetation, soil, and rock (Overburden) are removed and set aside as spoils
Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA) = the primary federal law that regulates the environmental effects of coal mining in the United States.