Impact of Phospharite Mining of River Bandal Dehradun

Bilal Bashir Bhat 1 *

EUROPEAN J ENV PUBLI, Volume 3, Issue 1, Article No: em0025.

https://doi.org/10.29333/ejeph/5839

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Abstract

Mining is a devastating operation that not only destroys the natural ecosystem, particularly whether it may be surface mining or underground mining, but also introduces tremendous distortions into the social fabric. The associated problems of waste disposal, water pollution, air pollution, dereliction, vibrations and blasting, land collapse and drop in water table are, of course marked and perhaps to be expected in any mining operation. But little attention has been paid to the fact that mining in remote areas and the impact on health, hygiene nutrition, sanitation, accidents, and increased intensity of work, market prices, prostitution & antisocial activity is a necessary corollary of mining as it is being practiced today”. Present study relates to the impact study of mining on the quality of water which is the main source of drinking water supply to the state capital city that falls in world’s second largest valley- Doon Valley. The present review was focused on impact of phosphorite mining to the water quality of River Bandal of Maldeota. Water samples were collected and were tested in the laboratory for various physico chemical parameters.

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phosphorite mining, physico chemical parameters, Maldeota, Bandal River

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Bhat, B. B. (2019). Impact of Phospharite Mining of River Bandal Dehradun. European Journal of Environment and Public Health, 3(1), em0025. https://doi.org/10.29333/ejeph/5839

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