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Environmental Effects of Surface Mineral Workings

The Stationery Office (TSO)

Paperback | Dec 1992 | #19071 | ISBN: 0117526371
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This report reviews the main issues of contention regarding the environmental effects of surface mineral workings on local residents, looking at the problem and then recommending methods of good practice. Alternatives to current practice are suggested and, should these prove unacceptable or unworkable, possible ways to limit the effects of surface mineral extraction. The minerals considered are coal, limestone, chalk, clay, peat, hard rock, sand and gravel.


Environmental concerns and problems; traffic; blasting - vibration, overpressure and flyrock; noise; air pollution - dust and odour; landscape - visual intrusion; groundwater; surface water; wastes; severance and footpaths; effects on residents; effects on other sectors; discussion of related matters; summary of recommendations for further advice and research.

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