Mining and the Environment

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Program Presentation

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Most of the raw materials used nowadays come from the subsoil. These are so important in today's economy that many countries base their economic development on the resources they possess.

Early in the last century, the growth of mining activity, unhindered by environmental protection regulations, led to indiscriminate exploitation, unmindful of the depletion of existing resources, leading to current levels of contamination nearly impossible to eliminate.

From a practical perspective, the Mining and the Environment program analyzes the problems caused by the lack of environmental awareness in mining activity, and proposes sustainable solutions that use existing rules as a basis for environmental policies.