Mining has always been a dangerous and hard job that for many centuries wouldn’t be able to go far below the surface due to the rising temperatures. The lower miners got the hotter and stuffier it got, this made conditions in the mines damn near impossible. Mining Engineers worked very hard to make mining conditions better and safer. As mines went deeper the engineers would work on pumping systems for subterranean flooding, ventilation to make breathing conditions calmer and cooling systems to help out with the heat rising. (LeCain, pg. 37) With all these advancements mines would be able to dive deeper and pull out more material than ever before. Though there many great things to come out of these advancements, there are still consequences that get overlooked. If the machines failed not only would it cause damage to the surrounding environment, but it could also cause the deaths of many miners.
The consequences of mining are subject to be observed and debated over, before the mine is opened, during the operation of the mining the minerals, and after the said mines are closed. This way they can determine what can be done during all phrases of the mining process. Personally, I believe that mining will never be safe for both people or the environment. There is so much that could go wrong in mining that no matter what precautions we make, accidents will always happen. Mining does so much for the world if it is performed properly with the thought of the environment in place and safety of the miners a lot of good can come from it. So, no matter how safe you try to make mining there will always be issues with it that can cause catastrophic accidents.