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Old 26-01-2010, 02:25 PM
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Perakians, please monitor these people carefully, and the long term effects it will have on Perak's future.

Some environmental considerations
This section is designed to give you a brief idea of the sort of environmental issues involved with the extraction of iron and its conversion to steel. I wouldn't claim that it covers everything!


Environmental problems in mining and transporting the raw materials
Think about:
  • Loss of landscape due to mining, processing and transporting the iron ore, coke and limestone.
  • Noise and air pollution (greenhouse effect, acid rain) involved in these operations.
Extracting iron from the ore
Think about:
  • Loss of landscape due to the size of the chemical plant needed.
  • Noise.
  • Atmospheric pollution from the various stages of extraction. For example: carbon dioxide (greenhouse effect); carbon monoxide (poisonous); sulphur dioxide from the sulphur content of the ores (poisonous, acid rain).
  • Disposal of slag, some of which is just dumped.
  • Transport of the finished iron.
Buildings and environment in the vicinity of this plant will be affected, that's for sure!! No amount of money is worth the lives and health of you and your family.
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