Environmental effects of mining and production

In the minds of most people, mining is inevitably connected with damage to the environment. However, in reality the impact of production on the environment can be minimised. Of course, this requires strict adherence to technological standards.
Clay-salt sludge and halite
residues are inevitable
concomitants of potash mining.
They belong to the class
V of waste, in other words,
they pose almost no hazard.
In addition, they are
stored at companies’ waste disposal
facilities and are partially placed
into waste mines. This
significantly reduces the risk
to the environment.
factor in the
possible impact on
the ecosystem is sewage disposal
into water bodies.
The volume of sewage disposal
does not exceed the
permitted amount. An increase
in water reuse and recycling can reduce
the volume of sewage disposal. The main
pollutants in sewage disposal
are water soluble salts
(sodium chloride,
potassium chloride) which
have no adverse effects on
the ecosystem after repeated
dilution by river
regards to the
atmosphere, the impact
on air in the production
of potassium chloride is
minimal. The main pollutants
(potassium chloride and
sodium chloride, nitrogen
oxide and carbon monoxide)
enter the atmosphere during
drying of the
finished product after the
exhaust gases have
been purified in two