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What are the effects of mountaintop removal on families and communities? Even government agencies that regulate mountaintop removal agree that the effects on nearby homes and communities can be devastating.
Dynamite blasts needed to splinter rock strata are so strong they crack the foundations and walls of houses.
Gis memo dries up an average of wells a year and contaminates water in others. In many coalfield communities, the purity and availability of drinking water are keen concerns. The impact of blasting not only makes life all but unlivable in nearby homes, it also frequently cracks wells and foundations.
Blasting can send boulders flying hundreds of yards into roads and homes. Impoundments are notoriously leaky, contaminating drinking water supplies in many communities, and are also known to fail completely.
According to the Nature Conservancy, the mountain Gis memo including southwest Virginia, southern West Virginia, eastern Kentucky and northeastern Tennessee contains some of the highest levels of biological diversity in the nation. This region is also at the headwaters of the drinking water supplies of many US cities.
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The maps below show hotspots of biodiversity based on a rarity-weighted index biological diversity produced by the Nature Conservancy, as well as the major river systems with headwaters in the Appalachian coalfields.
Unfortunately, there is little information on the cumulative impacts of mountaintop removal because the federal agencies that are charged with regulating coal mining have refused to track the overall extent and impacts of mountaintop removal.
The one attempt at a comprehensive analysis of MTR by government agencies was presented in a multi-agency Environmental Impact Statement that was completed in This effort was initiated in the late 90s, but the focus of the EIS was revised after the White House changed hands in According to the Charleston Gazette: Thus, the entire EIS is based on verifiably faulty data.
Despite its many flaws, however, the multi-agency environmental impact statement did provide some useful information on the extent and impacts of mountaintop removal. Here are some of the impacts and concerns expressed in the final EPA report: More than 7 percent of Appalachian forests have been cut down and more than 1, miles of streams across the region have been buried or polluted between and Over miles of streams have been permitted to be buried in valley fills.
Mountaintop removal mining, if it continues unabated, will cause a projected loss of more than 1. Other quotes from the report include: Full reforestation across a large mine site in such cases may not occur for hundreds of years.The World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement Body on Wednesday agreed to establish a panel in disputes over U.S.
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