Quarries and the Environment
Name: Malini Kochuppillai
When quarries are created as a result of cliffs and hills
being cut down to obtain construction material such as sand or rock,and
these are then left as gaping holes in the ground where water is allowed
to collect,how can this prove to be an environmental hazard?
Well, someone could fall into the hole and drown. Whether this is
actually an environmental problem or not depends on whether his loss
would improve or degrade the quality of the local ecosystem.
Aside from that, I can't imagine.
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