Mining process is an industrially based process that occurs in a natural environment. Its primary potential problems include disturbance of geological structure of the area. It generates enormous volumes of waste solid material and alters the ecology of the area involved, . This paper looks at the mining of phosphates in St Pierre Islands and its impacts. It also gives the possible mitigation measures together with underlying advantages and disadvantages.
Statement of the problem
St Pierre Island is a small, uninhabitable island to the north of Seychelles. The geologically unstable island is under attack by the sea waves. Its foundation rock that is made ...