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Mining and its Environmental Impact

Series: Issues in Environmental Science and Technology Volume: 1

Edited By: RE Hester and RM Harrison

164 pages, Figs, tabs

Royal Society of Chemistry

Paperback | Apr 1994 | #41978 | ISBN: 0854042008
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Contains nine articles written by leading American and British experts from the mining industry, regulatory authorities, and academia, and incorporates the latest research, ranging from the impact of gold mining in the Brazilian Amazon, through to issues relevant to coal mining and water pollution.


Mining non-ferrous metals, A. Barbour; the environmental impact of gold mining in the Brazilian Amazon, D. Cleary and I. Thornton; revegetation of metalliferous wastes and land after metal mining, M. Johnson et al; vegetative remediation at superfund sites, G. Pierzynski et al; green coal mining, D. Buchanan and D. Brenkley; mining emissions from coal mining, A. Williams and C. Mitchell; constructing ecosystems and determining their connectivity to the larger ecological landscapes, J. Cairns and R. Atkinson; the discharge of waters from active and abandoned mines, R. Pentreath; environmental best-practice in metals production, A. Warhurst.

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Ronald E Hester is at the University of York, UK Roy M Harrison OBE is at the University of Birmingham, UK

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