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The History of Mining: The events, technology and people involved in the industry that forged the modern world by Michael Coulson

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20. The Environment

As we have seen, the business of mining can be both dangerous and environmentally despoiling. Whilst it would be wrong to assume that in the distant past issues of the environment were totally ignored it would also be true to say that the legal framework under which a mine is developed, and under which it is run, has been tightened up considerably over the last few decades. This was inevitable particularly as the 20th century saw the advance of the welfare state in most western countries. Governments came under popular pressure to increase the regulation of industrial activities, both in terms of the workplace and the impact of industry on both the local and the wider environment. Whilst the global mining industry ended ...

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