Mining provides resources that are fundamental to American life. In fact, even the modern computer uses at least 16 minerals, most of which need to be mined.

However, harvesting volatile materials such as coal is not without risks. This infographic from explores the most catastrophic mining disasters that have occurred in the past 50 years.

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The Most Catastrophic Mining Disasters of the Past 50 Years

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