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Mining and the environment : from ore to metal

Author: Karlheinz Spitz; John Trudinger
Publisher: Boca Raton : CRC Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The history of mining is replete with controversy, much of it relating to environmental damage and consequent community outrage. This book identifies and discusses the wide range of social and  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Karlheinz Spitz; John Trudinger
ISBN: 9780415465090 0415465095 9780415465106 0415465109 9780203895436 0203895436
OCLC Number: 244567169
Notes: "A Balkema book."
Description: xxxii, 891 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 28 cm
Contents: Minerals, wealth and progress --
Environmental impact assessment --
Involving the public --
The anatomy of a mine --
Mining methods very widely --
Converting minerals to metals --
Our environment --
The baseline --
Identifying and evaluating impacts --
Emphasizing environmental management and monitoring --
Metals, their biological functions and harmful impacts --
Was the environmental assessment adequate? --
The range of environmental concerns --
Land Acquisition and resettlement --
Community development --
Indigenous peoples issues --
Acid rock drainage --
Tailings disposal --
Approaches to waste rock disposal --
Erosion --
Mine closure --
Looking ahead.
Responsibility: Karlheinz Spitz, John Trudinger.
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