Environmental Science for AP* (2nd Edition)

Published by W. H. Freeman
ISBN 10: 1464108684
ISBN 13: 978-1-46410-868-6

Chapter 8 - Working Toward Sustainability - Critical Thinking Questions: 2

Answer

1. If the mined area is not recreated, it can cause environmental pollution problems; for example, the metals and other toxic substances will leach into soil if the water drainage system of the mined area is not maintained. 2. The land will become barren, and it will not be a habitat for various animal and plant species.

Work Step by Step

1. If the mined area is not recreated, it can cause environmental pollution problems; for example, the metals and other toxic substances will leach into soil if the water drainage system of the mined area is not maintained. 2. The land will become barren, and it will not be a habitat for various animal and plant species.
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