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Synopsis
Filmed in Sudbury, Ontario, this programme illustrates the effects of mineral extraction and processing on the environment. The example used is nickel, and contrasts are drawn between two periods. In the past, pit-mining had little visible impact, but small-scale smelters had serious effects on local vegetation, soil and water. More recently open-cast mining and large smelters with tall chimneys reversed the local impacts, but produced acid rain damage over a wide area. Traces the history of the acid rain problem and explores the trade-offs between the use of technically feasible methods of landscape restoration and pollution reduction, the economic impact of increased costs, profit reduction and loss of competitive advantage. By raising public awareness of environmental issues, potential solutions are more likely to be found.
Series
Environment, Course U206
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min.
Year of production
1991
Availability
Off-air recording licence
Subjects
Environmental science
Keywords
acid rain; Canada; mining; mining industries; nickel

Credits

Producer
Eleanor Morris
Contributor
John Blunden

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
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