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Mining and quarrying can be very destructive to the environment. They have a direct impact on the countryside by leaving pits and heaps of waste material. The extraction processes can also contaminate air and water with sulfur dioxide and other pollutants, putting wildlife and local populations at risk.
Several serious environmental impacts related to quarrying activities on and near the river, such as vibrations, land degradation, land subsidence and landslides, water pollution, occupational noise pollution, and air pollution, will lead to health-related problems and loss of biodiversity.
Quarry activity has created several environmental and social problems related to change of landscapes, farming obstacle, Erosion and sedimentation, block free movement of animals, reduction of agricultural yields, contamination of soil, destruction of crops, water pollution, loses of animal life, loss of aesthetic …
Below are the list of effects of mining industry in the Philippines. Mining has an effect on the quality of the air. Coal mines releases methane that contributes to environmental issues since it contains greenhouse gas. Another side effect of mining are acid rain and smog.
Reducing the impacts of quarrying
Large-scale mining is destructive as it uses the method of open-pit mining which entails clearing thousands of hectares of rainforests and agricultural lands, deep excavations to extract minerals, the use of toxic heavy metals and chemicals to process mineral ores, and the consumption of millions of liters of water – …
The Philippines is situated along a well-defined belt of volcanoes called the Circum-Pacific Rim of Fire where the process of volcanism and plate convergence resulted in the formation of abundant and important metallic mineral deposits of gold, copper, iron, chromite, nickel, cobalt and platinum.
MANILA, Philippines — The quarrying industry remains a vital component of the economy amid the administration’s ambitious infrastructure program, but regulations must be strictly enforced, said an official of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA).
The final results of the 2012 Census of Philippine Business and Industry (CPBI) showed that there were 317 establishments engaged in mining and quarrying activities in the formal sector of the economy.
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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) recently suspended quarrying operations in Rizal province as it may be one of the causes of floods in the low-lying areas of Marikina City and municipality of Taytay.