5 Ways Mountaintop Removal Affects Streams
Posted on: March 17, 2014

Brandon Peoples, a fisheries scientist and contributor for The Fisheries Blog recently published an article about the effects of mining related mountaintop removal on streams into 5 main reasons:

  • Headwater streams are entirely removed
  • Water quality changes dramatically
  • Water is often acutely toxic to organisms
  • Harmful levels of selenium causes deformities and death
  • Biotic communities are degraded

Read the article HERE

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