Pollution from mine

Pollution from mine

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Credit: KAJ R. SVENSSON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Mine pollution. Water polluted with waste products from a copper and molybdenum mine. This is the tailings pond of the Highland Valley mine in British Columbia, Canada. Chemical waste produced during the extraction of the copper and molybdenum metals from the mined ore is dumped here.

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Keywords: british columbia, canada, canadian, copper, damage, damaged, earth science, environment, environmental, geology, highland valley, lake, metal, metals, mine, mineral, minerals, mining, molbdenum, polluted, pond, tailings, waste, water pollution

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