Sep 10, 2012· Gypsum mining results in environmental hazard as well, says Gurcharan Singh, an environmentalist and former mass media officer for the Directorate of Ecology, Environment and Remote Sensing. "Gypsum mining can lead to destabilizing slopes [and] that can lead to soil erosion. [The] water table gets affected.".
· In 2020, the world's largest producer of gypsum from mines was the United States, with a production volume amounting to 22 million metric tons.