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The impact on the environment of surface mining in Alberta

Alberta Environment Conservation Authority.

The impact on the environment of surface mining in Alberta

summary of the public hearings, December 1971, January, 1972.

by Alberta Environment Conservation Authority.

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Published by Environment Conservation Authority in Edmonton .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Alberta.
    • Subjects:
    • Strip mining -- Environmental aspects -- Alberta.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes index.

      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTD195.S75 E56 1972b
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvii, 205 p. ;
      Number of Pages205
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4290248M
      LC Control Number78317553

      Mining has a large impact on the environment because minerals are contained within the Earth. Earth must be removed in order to extract the minerals. When the minerals are close to the surface, the earth is removed, causing destruction to the shape of the land and the flora and fauna living in that area. The impact of mining activities on the environment and surface drainage in the Copperbelt, Zambia O. Sracek, B. Kříbek, V. Majer & M. Mihaljevič.. 52 Acid rock drainage and pyrite oxidation rate in waste rock pile at Mine Doyon site, Québec, CanadaFile Size: 1MB.

      This article conducts a comprehensive review of Alberta’s Mine Financial Security Program (MFSP), the provincial program that governs the collection of financial assurance for reclamation liabilities (also known as “reclamation liability security,” “financial reclamation sureties,” or “closure bonds”). This article assesses the MFSP program in relation to surface oil sands : Michelle Cook. The impact of surface mining on the topography, vegetation, and water resources has made it highly controversial. [clarification needed] Surface mining is subject to state and federal reclamation requirements, but adequacy of the requirements is a constant source of contention. Unless reclaimed, surface mining can leave behind large areas of infertile waste rock, as 70% of material excavated .

        A new book of aerial photographs, Beautiful Destruction, captures the awesome scale and devastating impact of Alberta’s oil sands with stunning colours, contrasts and patterns. The book . book review A Review of: “ Environmental Management in the Australian Minerals and Energy Industries: Principles and Practices () ”: Edited by David R. Mulligan, University of New South Wales Press Sydney, Australia in association with Australian Minerals and Energy Environment Foundation.


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The impact on the environment of surface mining in Alberta by Alberta Environment Conservation Authority. Download PDF EPUB FB2

The impact on the environment of surface mining in Alberta: report and recommendations. Coal Deposits of late Jurassic to early Tertiary ages underlie much of the Alberta Plains and Foothills at depths ranging from 0 (i.e. at the surface) to 10, feet.

Although much of this coal is buried too deeply to be considered as an exploitable mineral resource in the foreseeable future, an estimated 25 to 50 billion tons can be recovered by conventional underground and surface mining techniques.

The Environmental Impact of Surface Mining in Alberta Author: Alberta Geological Survey Subject: The Environmental Impact of Surface Mining in Alberta Keywords: Surface, Mining, Coal, Plains, Foothills, Hyrologic, Erosion Created Date: 9/23/ AM.

His research includes remote sensing for environmental impact assessment and monitoring. He received the in Mining Engineering from the University of Tuzla, the from the University of Belgrade and the Ph.D.

at the University of Laval Quebec City, Canada. Mining and Its Impact on the Environment. Book. Full-text available deforestation and visual deterioration are few examples for the surface mining impacts (Dontala et al., ).Generally. Environmental Impact of Mining and Mineral Processing: Management, Monitoring, and Auditing Strategies covers all the aspects related to mining and the environment, including environmental assessment at the early planning stages, environmental management during mine operation, and the identification of major impacts.

This SME classic is both a reference book for the working engineer and a textbook for the mining student. This hardcover edition gives a brief history of surface mining and a general overview of the state of surface mining today--topics range from production and productivity to technological developments and trends in equipment.

This extremely useful text takes the approach that exploration 5/5(4). Abstract. The mining industry remains the backbone of many economies in the developing world. This paper has examined the socio-economic and associated environmental impacts of surface mining in Udege District Nasarawa, The study established the local mining methods, examined the socio-economic and environmental impacts of surface.

The environmental damage caused by surface mining is related to the large amount of surface material that humans remove during mining operations. The environmental effects of surface mining include Habitat destruction Soil erosion Air pollution from dust particulates Pollution (especially from sediments) All surface mining techniques negatively affect the environment, though some methods.

"As a textbook, Mining and the Environment is ideal for university-level students who want or need to understand the full range of environmental issues relating to mining." Mining Environmental Management, December "The wide coverage of issues, particularly the social sustainability issues of mining and the many case studies make this a good reference book for environmental and /5(3).

Mankind started mining for precious metals betw years ago. For the last century, mining has been one of our planet’s largest industries (it generated billion dollars in revenue in alone).

This only underscores the fact that our desire for precious metals and minerals has grown exponentially since we first started digging through the topsoil to get at raw and. Syed Maqbool Geelani et al., M ining and its impacts on environment with special reference to India water down-gradient of the mine, through contributions to base flow in a stream channel or Author: Shamsul Haq.

Get this from a library. Environmental effects of surface mining of minerals other than coal: annotated bibliography and summary report. [Bland Z Richardson; Marilyn Marshall Pratt; Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station (Ogden, Utah)] -- Deze bibliografie werd samengesteld op verzoek van het "Committee on Surface Mining and Reclamation" (COSMAR), de "National Academy of Sciences.

Subsurface mining operations don’t create the visible changes in the landscape that surface mining operations do, but the conditions of subsurface mines are extremely hazardous for the working miners.

The potential for accidental cave-ins, explosions, and fires is high. Surface mining of the Athabasca oil sands will result in irreversible impact to the entire watershed as it has not been proven to reclaim areas to the former boreal-wetland ecosystem (2). Instead, reclaimed mines will likely resemble upland landscapes, an undesirable endpoint for a process that will not even begin for years after initial.

ADVERTISEMENTS: The Impact of Surface and Coal Mining on Environment. Surface mining often leads to acid mine -drainage and silt run off which de­grades quality of water. Acid mine drainage is an important source of increased acidity in natural waters.

Its main constituents are sulphuric acid and iron compounds formed as a result of water, [ ]. A Brief History of Environmental Damage and Litigated Pollution Claims from Non-Fuel Surface Mining with Emphasis on Water Resources A Brief History of the Disposal of Wastes by Earth Burial A Review of the Environmental ERA Regulatory Actions for Surface Mining.

The Environmental Impact of Tar Sands Exploitation in Alberta. has been leased for extraction, - by about sq km / sq miles of forest had been disturbed by mining operations, - surface mining is used for deposits no deeper that 75m / feet, - deeper deposits are extracted using techniques that Recent environmental impacts.

Surface coal mining in the steep terrain of the central Appalachian coalfields includes: Operations are concentrated in: Surface coal mining involves: Overburden and interburden are disposed of in adjacent valleys because the broken rock will not all fit back into the mining.

working on mining sites to understand the availability of basic amenities like water, health and sanitation to them, and nature, process and volume of silica mining in the area. He visited more than 50 mining sites to document the impact of large scale surface mining on agricultural and forest land.

Author of Public Hearings on Erosion of Land in Northwestern Alberta, The impact on the environment of surface mining in Alberta, Environmental Effects of the Operation of Sulphur Extraction Gas Plants,Proceedings of the Public Hearings, Public Hearings on Flow Regulation of the Red Deer River, Land Use and Resources Development in the Eastern Slopes, Four Ways Forward, Environmental .underground mining (room pillar, long wall, drift, shaft, slope mining) are some types of coal mining.

Proper Environment impact assessment of coal mining is very important and here we take some issues which should be considered and some mitigation measures are discussed.

2. Environment and Social issues related to coal miningFile Size: 46KB. The environmental consequences of oil production from Alberta’s tar sands are major, beginning with its effect on climate change. North America’s transition to oil from the tar sands not only perpetuates, but actually worsens, emissions of greenhouse gas pollution from oil consumption.