Assignment 2 B final copy

Assignment 2 B final copy - Anthro Dr. Anderson 3/15/2009...

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Anthro Dr. Anderson 3/15/2009 Assignment 2(B): Research Materials (35 Individual points) Group Number: 4 Group Name: Diamonds Topic: (c) Environmental consequences of the production process; 1. Source: Diamond Mining http://www.enviroliteracy.org/article.php/1121.html Description: Mining of diamonds involves the moving of rocks and massive amounts of dirt disturbing the ecosystem of the surrounding area. Acid mine drainage is another possible effect of mining diamonds. 2. Source: Sparkling Clean? (really good source) http://www.ejmagazine.com/2007a/07a_pdfs/diamonds.pdf Description: There are 3 environmental effects that have been observed: the diamond pipes used during excavation leave gaping holes that disrupt the ecosystem, considerable amounts of water is used during the mining process causing loss of ground and surface water of the surrounding area, and lastly roads are built to the diamond area and these leave their own footprint as do the processing facilities and housing and other services provided to the workers. 3.
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