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How the Gold Rush Hurts The Environment
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How the Gold Rush Hurts The Environment

According to Earthworks.orgThe environment is severely affected by gold mining. Water supplies are polluted with chemicals like lead and arsenic, as well as habitats and wildlife are killed. The group claims that one gold wedding ring can create around 20 tons waste. Beyond the obvious considerations of gold mining and the crew of “Gold Rush”, the crew has been implicated in issues related to the show’s alleged carelessness.

According to a Colorado court, residents sued their local commissioners for allowing “Gold Rush,” a film to be shot in the area.The Denver Post. They claimed that the crew had destroyed a hill’s natural habitat and were disrupting peaceful communities by running their industrial equipment 24/7. An article in 2011 about the show. The OregonianThe film also describes several environmental issues, including the moment when the crew drove industrial machinery through a possible salmon habitat. Another time, they killed a black bear.

While the “Gold Rush”, as it stands, shows no sign of slowing down in its progress, there is always an unaddressed cost when it comes exploitation of resources.

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