Environmental impacts of coal mining

Other Names:
Underground coal mining environmental hazards

The mining of coal produces disturbance to surface land and its ecosystems (particularly in the case of strip mining). It can also affect the quality and quantity of underground and surface waters, loss of vegetation and wildlife habitats, disturbance to animal populations, noise, dust, heavy traffic, loss of farming land and disruption of social life and established community interests.

Narrower Problems:
Underground coal fires
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 15: Life on Land
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
17.11.2020 – 23:02 CET