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Environmental Impacts of Mining: Monitoring, Restoration, and Control

By: M Sengupta

512 pages, illus

Lewis Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1993 | #29257 | ISBN: 0873714415
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NHBS Price: £134.00 $169/€160 approx

About this book

Environmental Impacts of Mining is a comprehensive reference addressing some of the most significant environmental problems associated with mining. These issues include destruction of landscapes, destruction of agricultural and forest lands, sedimentation and erosion, soil contamination and surface and groundwater pollution, air pollution and waste management. The book presents an agenda for minimizing environmental damage and offers solutions for the restoration and remediation of degraded areas.


Contents

Mining and the environment; surface coal mining with reclamation; reclamationa dn revegetation of mined land; the acid mine drainage problem from coal mines; acid rock drainage and metal migration; hydrologic impact; erosion and sediment control; wetlands; blasting; mining subsidence; post-mining land use; environmental effects of gold heap leaching operations.

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