Mining and Its Environmental Impact

Overview

This first Issue in the series contains nine articles written by leading British and American experts from the mining industry, regulatory authorities, and academia, and incorporates the latest research. Following an introductory overview of many of the issues of current concern to the field, the book deals with a wide variety of topics, ranging from the environmental impact of gold mining in the Brazilian Amazon, through the issues relevant to coal mining, vegetative and other remediation strategies and ...

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Overview

This first Issue in the series contains nine articles written by leading British and American experts from the mining industry, regulatory authorities, and academia, and incorporates the latest research. Following an introductory overview of many of the issues of current concern to the field, the book deals with a wide variety of topics, ranging from the environmental impact of gold mining in the Brazilian Amazon, through the issues relevant to coal mining, vegetative and other remediation strategies and procedures and water pollution, to a thorough analysis of environmental management and policy initiatives. The issues raised in Mining and its Environmental Impact may point the way to future solutions to the economic, technological and environmental problems associated with mining in all its aspects and make this volume key reading for practitioners and researchers in the field, as well as for environmentalists generally.

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Begins a series to be published twice a year addressing specific themes or topics relating to pollution and environmental science from the perspective of several disciplines. The nine articles discuss topics including gold mining in the Amazon, coal mining, vegetative and other remediation strategies, water pollution, and management and policy initiatives. For scientists and engineers in industry. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Meet the Author

The series has been edited by Professors Hester and Harrison since it began in 1994.

Professor Roy Harrison OBE is listed by ISI Thomson Scientific (on ISI Web of Knowledge) as a Highly Cited Researcher in the Environmental Science/Ecology category. He has an h-index of 54 (i.e. 54 of his papers have received 54 or more citations in the literature). In 2004 he was appointed OBE for services to environmental science in the New Year Honours List. He was profiled by the Journal of Environmental Monitoring (Vol 5, pp 39N-41N, 2003). Professor Harrison’s research interests lie in the field of environment and human health. His main specialism is in air pollution, from emissions through atmospheric chemical and physical transformations to exposure and effects on human health. Much of this work is designed to inform the development of policy.

Now an emeritus professor, Professor Ron Hester's current activities in chemistry are mainly as an editor and as an external examiner and assessor. He also retains appointments as external examiner and assessor / adviser on courses, individual promotions, and departmental / subject area evaluations both in the UK and abroad.

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Table of Contents

Mining Non-ferrous Metals; The Environmental Impact of Gold Mining in the Brazilian Amazon; Revegetation of Metalliferous Wastes and Land After Metal Mining; Vegetative Remediation at Superfund Sites; Green Coal Mining; Methane Emissions from Coal Mining; Constructing Ecosystems and Detecting their Connectivity to the Larger Ecological Landscape; The Discharge of Waters from Active and Abandoned Mines; Environmental Best-practice in Metals Production. Subject Index.

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