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Resource ID: #8797
Subject: Mining
Source: World Watch
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World Watch (Washington, D.C.) looks at the high environmental cost of aluminum mining, the unearthing and transportation of the ore, and the smelting process, which combine to make aluminum the most energy-intensive of the major metals to produce; 31 percent of the metal produced in the United States is used for packaging, such as beverage cans, with only half being recycled, March/April 1992.

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