South African Farmer Affected By Coal Mining

Author:
United Nations
Publisher:
United Nations
Publication Date:
11 December 2012
Tags:
South Africa, Environment, Mining

The world is becoming desperately short of fresh water, threatening our very survival. In South Africa, the country's water supply is at risk as the nation's energy needs grow. Blasts and dust clouds from coal mines and their toxic effect on water are a grave threat not only to the health and livelihoods of small farmers nearby, but to millions of South Africans.