EHS for Mining Books

  • Disasters and Minewater

    Part of Groundwater Set - Buy all six books and save over 30% on buying separately!  Disasters and Minewater: Good Practice and Prevention draws together all of the major minewater catastrophes that have occurred over the last half century. It examines incidents to find useful and positive information of great value that could prevent future ...

  • The Salt Marshes of Cornwall (the environment of the Camel, Fal, Gannel and Hayle)

    Cornwall is a land defined by it's coastline and the mining industry that supported it's people for so long. As such, the estuaries of Cornwall have become highly contaminated, resulting in an ecology specialised to metal enriched environments. In this edition, we look at the environment of the Camel, Fal, Gannel and Hayle estuaries, focussing on ...

  • Quality Aspects in Spatial Data Mining

    Describes the State-of-the-Art in Spatial Data Mining, Focuses on Data Quality. Substantial progress has been made toward developing effective techniques for spatial information processing in recent years. This science deals with models of reality in a GIS, however, and not with reality itself. Therefore, spatial information processes are often ...

  • Tailings Management Facilities

    Tailings are fine-grained residues from the milling process, emerging as slurries that are deposited in ponds or lagoons, often confined by man-made embankments or dams. These tailings management facilities can present serious threats to the environment and to human life, especially where there is improper design, handling or management. Their ...

  • Dust control

    Dustmatt is a powerful binding liquid preparation that is applied to stockpiles, embankments, unpaved roadways and shoulders, yard areas, parking lots and tailings. It penetrates, saturates and bonds surface dust and aggregate together to create a complete, dust-free, water-resistant and resilient ...

  • Radiological Conditions in the Dnieper River Basin

    In 1986, in the Dnieper River Basin, the most severe nuclear accident in human history occurred at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, Ukraine. The accident resulted in the release of large amounts of radionuclides into the environment. In the other areas of Ukraine adjacent to the middle reaches of the Dnieper River, uranium mining and milling ...

  • Class of 2006 : Industry Report Cards on environment and social responsibility

    The challenge today, says the report, is to speed up progress in moving towards the life cycle economy, doing accountable reporting against corporate responsibility commitments and strengthening engagement of business and industry from rapidly industrialising developing countries.The report, released to coincide with the 14th Session of the ...

  • Cyanide in Water and Soil: Chemistry, Risk, and Management

    The presence of cyanide is a significant issue in industrial and municipal wastewater treatment and management, in remediation of former manufactured gas plant sites and aluminum production waste disposal sites, in treatment and management of residuals from hydrometallurgical gold mining, and in other industrial operations in which cyanide-bearing ...

  • Sustainable Mining Practices: A Global Perspective

    Describing the current status of mining practice in the Americas, Asia and Europe, Sustainable Mining Practices: A Global Perpective provides a definition of sustainable mining, and generally describes the international sustainable mining practices since 1992. It focuses on such issues as the large volume of waste generated during mining, mine ...

  • Assessment of Environmental “Hot Spots” in Iraq

    It is estimated that Iraq has several thousand contaminated sites resulting from a combination of general industrial activities, military activities, post-conflict damage and looting. Many of the sites are derelict and open to public access.They contain substantial quantities of hazardous waste and present a threat to human health and to the ...

  • The Anatomy of Resource Wars

    In several countries around the developing world, abundant natural resources help fuel conflict, either by attracting predatory groups seeking to control them or by financing wars that were initially caused by other factors. Prominent examples include Sierra Leone, Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, and Afghanistan. Conflict has also ...

  • Finding Common Ground: Indigenous peoples and their association with the mining sector

    This report contains an overview of the Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development (MMSD) project’s analysis and engagement on the relationship between indigenous peoples and the mining and minerals sector. Along with an overview of relevant MMSD work, the report includes edited versions of three research reports commissioned by MMSD to address ...

  • Implementation of Policy Response Packages to Promote Sustainable Management of Natural Resources

    In the following chapters, the question of sustainability and potential use of a fund to promote sustainability will be analysed in detail. The different analytical steps will include the following. 1. Identification of the issues of sustainablilty to the mining sector 2. Analysis on the regional level 3. Recommendations for activities of the fund ...

  • Breaking New Ground: Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development

    Society’s continuing need for minerals is clear. However, the way in which minerals are extracted, processed, used and recycled – in the context of sustainable development – is less than clear and often bitterly controversial. This publication presents the principal conclusions of the IIED/WBCSD project Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development ...

  • Finding the Way Forward: How could voluntary action move mining towards sustainable development?

    Finding the Way Forward looks at the role in the mining industry of voluntary initiatives: coordinated activities undertaken by groups of companies to go beyond the environmental and social performance requirements set by legislation. Recent research into the role of voluntary activities in the sector conducted as part of the Mining, Minerals and ...

  • Radioactive Waste Management, Second Edition

    Topics covered include: an overview of sources of radioactive waste; an introduction to radioactive decay and radiation shielding calculations; management and disposal of spent nuclear fuel and high-level waste; low-level waste; transuranic waste; Uranium mill tailings; mixed waste; transportation of radioactive waste; decontamination and ...

  • The Upper Guinea heritage : nature conservation in Liberia and Sierra Leone

    The two neighbouring countries, Libera and Sierra Leone, are situated in the heart of the Upper Guinea forest region. This region is one of the earth's most biologically diverse and was originally covered by a continuous block of dense tropical rainforest, ranging from Guinea south through Sierra Leone, and Liberia to Ivory Coast and Ghana. Much ...

  • Mosses, liverworts, and hornworts : status survey and conservation action plan for bryophytes

    Bryophytes are of great importance in their ecosystems and for human well-being. They stabilise soil crust through colonisation of bare grounds and rocks; they are essential in nutrient recycling, biomass production, and carbon fixing; they control water through an effective retention mechanism; and they have economic value as peat for fuel, ...

  • Mining Equipment Reliability, Maintainability, and Safety

    From its origins in the malachite mines of ancient Egypt, mining has grown to become a global industry which employs many hundreds of thousands of people. Today, the mining industry makes use of various types of complex and sophisticated equipment, for which reliability, maintainability and safety has become an important issue. Mining Equipment ...

  • Prior Informed Consent and Mining: Promoting Sustainable Development of Local Communities Report

    While nations and multinational corporations profit from mining operations around the world, local communities face the resulting negative impacts. Mining communities have begun to exercise their right to prior informed consent to mining operations, despite skepticism in the international community and business world. However, in December 2003, ...

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