Mining Environmental Handbook

Mining Environmental Handbook

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Negative environmental events make the headlines. Mining industry examples are the recent incidents at Summitville, Colorado, US, and the cyanide leak at Cambria Resource's Omai Operation in Guyana. In this volatile atmosphere, the publication of the Mining Environmental Handbook comes at an opportune time. It presents an objective, comprehensive and integrated examination of the effects of mining on the environment, and the environmental laws that deal with mining. Though stressing activities in the United States of America, it covers all of North America. North American environmental standards are currently being exported around the world. Consequently, this handbook will be of prime interest in countries that are now coming to terms with mining environmentalism. It should benefit working engineers and environmentalists, manufacturers, legislators, regulators, financiers and journalists. It has been selected as a university textbook. Finally, it will be an indispensable reference during serious discussions about mining environmentalism. Contents: Development of the Mine Environmental Precept and Its Current Political StatusThe Legal Bases of Federal Environmental Control of MiningEnvironmental Control at the State LevelEnvironmental Effects of MiningTechnologies for Environmental ProtectionEnvironmental PermittingSystems Design for Site Specific Environmental ProtectionOperations Environmental ManagementSolution Mining and In-Situ LeachingPlacer or Alluvial MiningCoalAcid Mine Drainage and Other Mining-Influenced Waters (MIW)Uses of Mines as Landfills and RepositoriesEconomic Impact of Current Environmental Regulations on MiningFinancial Assurances for Corrective Actions, Closure and Post ClosureInternational Environmental Control of MiningEnvironmental Case Studies from the Hard Rock IndustryCurrent and Projected IssuesDirectory of State Regulatory AgenciesGlossaryIndex Readership: Engineers, environmentalists and geologists. Keywords:History;Legal Aspects;Problems;Technology;Permitting;Case Studies;Economic ImpactReviews:a€œa€b is a useful, and very readable, first point of reference for those needing to have a general overview of the various environmental issues arising from mining and mineral processing a€b There is much to commend the book to wider international use, as it contains a considerable amount of universal 'best practice' which can be applied to mining situations in most countries seeking to adopt credible western standards.a€MININGtechnologySurvey has been to establish guidelines for the prediction of MIW characteristics of new mining operations based on ore-body types (Smith (1994), Plumlee et al. ... Natural surface and subsurface waters may be affected by Figure 1a Venn diagram illustrating the five potential characteristics of MIW ... Similarly, spatial and temporal variations in chemical and physical characteristics should be established.

Title:Mining Environmental Handbook
Author:Jerrold J Marcus
Publisher:World Scientific - 1997-05-03


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