Kakadu National Park Persuasive Essay

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Persuasive text Globally around the world today, thousands of mines have been built which have been utilized in very bad ways. We should definitely not be ruining a world-renowned National Park for uranium mining. In our opinion then are many valuable reasons why the mine should not be allowed to happen. The mining will dominantly ruin the aboriginal community and cultural value. The mine will visually ruin the cultural Kakadu National Park. Also there are major health affects that have to be considered that will affect the local community and workers. Uranium mining could cause environmental damage. For example if any natural events occur (hurricanes) and the workspace isn’t constructed to withstand this, this could cause the release on…show more content…
The park was listed as world heritage site in 1981 because of its unique heritage. The park covers an area of 19,804 square kilometers and runs 150 kilometers south from the coast to the southern hills and basins. There are over 60 species of mammals and a great many reptiles including goannas, frill-necked lizards, the frightening saltwater crocodile, water pythons and a number of highly venomous snakes. Kakadu also supports more than 280 species of birds, or about one-third of Australia's bird species. The park features great natural beauty and sweeping landscapes, as well as internationally important…show more content…
The environmental impact of mining includes erosion, formation of sinkholes, loss of biodiversity, and contamination of soil, groundwater, and surface water by chemicals from mining processes. If any extreme natural events occur (hurricanes) and the workspace isn’t constructed to withstand this, this could cause the release on contaminants. Also acid mine drainage has the potential to be one of the most serious environmental problems caused by uranium mining. Finally, even when uranium isn’t being extracted, there is still the risk of the mines being flooded. The result can be unnaturally high concentrations of some chemicals, such as arsenic, sulfuric acid, and mercury over a significant area of surface or

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