Articles by: Gavin M Mudd

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Australia’s Mining Legacies by Gavin M. Mudd

The impacts of mining waste will be felt for years to come.

Informit: Australia’s mining legacies

Mining is, by its very nature, a dirty business - it excavates and processes billions and billions of tonnes of rock and dirt every year to extract a wide variety of metals and minerals demanded by modern industrial and technological society. These include metals used in pipes, electronics, buildings and gadgets, such as copper, zinc, iron, nickel and lithium, as well as energy resources for heating and electricity, such as coal, gas and uranium. Australia…