* Once your purchase is processed by paypal you will be redirected back to this page and you'll have the option to download the paper. We'll also send the paper to your paypal email address as proof of purchase.Download Paper
What are the Impacts of Mining on Water Resources in North Korea?
Impacts Of Mining On Water Resources In North Korea
Length: 8 pages (1987 Words)
Mining is one of the major economic activities of North Korea and is associated with tremendous economic a benefits owing to the huge returns and the vast employment network it creates in the industry. Despite its long ranging economic benefits, mining has also been associated with adverse impacts on the environment among which the major one is water pollution in the country. Mining has been known to include exposure to dangerous chemicals and excavations which pollute waterways, destruction of sensitive habitats, and other water resources in the country, both ground subsurface sources. North Korea main mining activities include mining of zinc, magnesite, iron, and tungsten. However, in 2013, a bulk deposit of rare earth minerals was discovered in North Korea making it once more a major mineral hub of the world (Kyung-soo, 2011). The privately owned company SRE declared that the rare earth mineral deposit found in the country was the largest deposit unlike anywhere else in the world.