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Due to the long history of environmental damage from acid-mine drainage present-day mines can no longer be developed in a sulfide ore body

Due to the long history of environmental damage from acid-mine drainage, present-day mines can no longer be developed in a sulfide ore body.

12.Rare-earth elements are called that because they are very rare.

13.Rare-earth elements are a necessary component in the production of electric- and hybrid-automobiles.

14.The General Mining Law of 1872 was the first law drafted with intent to help regulate mining in terms of environmental impacts.

15.There is no specific fund for cleanup of noncoal mines on state and private lands, but there is a fund available under SMCRA for states that have implemented its safeguards and standards for coal mining.

16.One of the consequences of gold mining in the Amazon Basin has been the release of 100 tons of mercury each year.

17.Columbium and tantalum in your mobile phone helped to finance the decade-long war in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

18.The metal copper is only deposited by igneous processes at convergent plate margins.

19.The United States is self-sustaining in metal reserves but not in non-metals.

20.In 2002, the Bush Administration changed federal regulations to allow mining companies to dump hazardous materials into streams and lakes as long as it is considered fill.

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