Unit 3: Environmental Impacts of Fossil Fuels

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  • Environmental Impacts of Fossil Fuels
    • Pollution from combustion
    • Habitat loss from open-cast mines
    • Subsidence from deep mining
    • Aesthetic problems (mining)
      • Landscaped embankment
      • Landscape management after closure
    • Dust pollution
      • Water sprays
    • Noise pollution
      • Baffle mounds
      • Limiting blasting to daytime
    • Turbid drainage water
      • Sedimentation lagoons
    • Derelict sites after closure
      • Restoration and ground stability


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