Quarrying

These are the main advantages and disadvantages of limestone quarrying.

AdvantagesDisadvantages
Vital building materialDestruction of the landscape, as well as the wildlife habitats within the landscape
Provides employmentRegular blasting produces excessive noise and dust
Supports the local economyDust and extra vehicle pollution can lead to increased numbers of respiratory conditions, eg asthma
Better local road systemIncrease in traffic, eg transport lorries
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