Sand Mining Is Threatening Lives Along The Mekong River
Jan 22, 2020 Sand mining by suction dredging, Mekong River, near Phnom Penh. The research, with first-author Chris Hackney, was led by the University of Southampton, UK, with the universities of Illinois, Hull and Exeter (UK) The paper “ River bank instability from unsustainable sand mining in the lower Mekong River ” is available online Some press coverage at Phys.org and Environmental News Network.As sand, coral rag, and limestone (Myers, 1999). In mainland Tanzania, in comparison to Zanzibar, sand mining is done mainly along the coast and in river beds. This does a great deal of damage because it destabilizes the river banks and may collapse any bridges along them (Nyundwi, 2010).In-stream mining removes or alters the river and riverbank habitat, the number of individual species that once lived in those habitats declines (Bruce, 2009). In Malaysia, the main source of sand is from in-stream mining. In-stream sand mining is a common practice.Jun 13, 2014 Resmi R, Baburaj B, Santhosh V, Sreebha S, Padmalal D (2011) EIA of river sand mining using rapid impact assessment matix (RIAM)—a case study. In Proceedings of the national seminar on mining of river sand and its impacts on the environment, CWRDm, Kozhikkode, pp.