Environmental issues with mining
The environmental impact of mining includes erosion, formation of sinkholes, loss of biodiversity, and contamination of soil, groundwater, surface water by chemicals from mining processes. In some cas...
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Mine reclamation
Mine reclamation is the process of restoring land that has been mined to a natural or economically usable state. Although the process of mine reclamation occurs once mining is completed; the preparat...
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Environmental impact of mining
The environmental impact of mining includes erosion, formation of sinkholes, loss of biodiversity, and contamination of soil, groundwater, surface water by chemicals from mining processes. In some cas...
Environmental impact of mining - Wikipedia
Mine closure planning
Mine closure planning involves planning effectively for the after-mining landscape – all activities required before, during, and after the operating life of a mine that are needed to produce an accept...
Care and maintenance
Care and maintenance is a term used in the mining industry to describe processes and conditions on a closed minesite where there is potential to recommence operations at a later date. During a care a...
Mountaintop Removal (film)
Mountaintop Removal is a 2007 documentary film directed by Michael O'Connell. The film explores how mountaintop removal mining in West Virginia has affected local communities. Filmed over a two-year ...
Burning the Future: Coal in America
Burning the Future: Coal in America is a 2008 documentary film produced and directed by David Novack. The film focuses on the impacts of mountaintop mining in the Appalachians, where mountain ridges ...
Restoration ecology
Restoration ecology emerged as a separate field in ecology in the 1980s. It is the scientific study supporting the practice of ecological restoration, which is the practice of renewing and restoring d...
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Mountaintop removal mining
Mountaintop removal mining (MTR), also known as mountaintop mining (MTM), is a form of surface mining that involves the mining of the summit or summit ridge of a mountain. Coal seams are extracted fro...
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Spoil tip
A spoil tip (also called a spoil bank, boney pile, gob pile, bing, batch or pit heap) is a pile built of accumulated spoil - the overburden or other waste rock removed during coal and ore mining. Thes...
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Spoil bank
The term "spoil bank" or spoil tip refers to a pile of refuse, created by excavation of earth materials from a site, or by removing excess surface materials from a site.
Most commonly the term is ...
Acidophiles in acid mine drainage
The outflow of acidic liquids and other pollutants from mines is often catalysed by acid-loving microorganisms; these are the acidophiles in acid mine drainage. Acidophiles are not just present in ex...
Acidophiles in acid mine drainage - Wikipedia
Environmental impact of the oil shale industry
Environmental impact of the oil shale industry includes the consideration of issues such as land use, waste management, and water and air pollution caused by the extraction and processing of oil shale...
Environmental impact of the oil shale industry - Wikipedia
Phosphate mining in Nauru
The economy of Nauru has been almost wholly dependent on phosphate, which has led to environmental catastrophe on the island, with 80% of the nation’s surface having been strip-mined. The island's pho...
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Surface mining
Surface mining, including strip mining, open-pit mining and mountaintop removal mining, is a broad category of mining in which soil and rock overlying the mineral deposit (the overburden) are removed....
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Bingham Canyon Reclamation Project
The Bingham Canyon Reclamation Project, in Utah, was a 1973 site-specific mine reclamation design that artist Robert Smithson submitted to the mine's management company, Kennecott Copper Corporation. ...
Bingham Canyon Reclamation Project - Wikipedia
Tailings
Tailings, also called mine dumps, culm dumps, slimes, tails, refuse, leach residue or slickens, are the materials left over after the process of separating the valuable fraction from the uneconomic fr...
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Three Kids Mine Remediation and Reclamation Act
The Three Kids Mine Remediation and Reclamation Act (H.R. 697; Pub.L. 113–135) is a U.S. public law that authorizes the sale of approximately 950 acres of federal land to the city of Henderson, Nevada...
Gold cyanidation ban
A gold cyanidation ban refers to the legislation that bans mining gold through the gold cyanidation technique. Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary and Costa Rica have such bans, as well as the US states ...
Sand mining
Sand mining is a practice that is used to extract sand, mainly through an open pit. However, sand is also mined from beaches, inland dunes and dredged from ocean beds and river beds. It is often used ...
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Mine closure
Mine closure is the period of time when the ore-extracting activities of a mine have ceased, and final decommissioning and mine reclamation are being completed. It is generally associated with reduced...
Environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing
The environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing includes land use and water consumption, and risks for noise pollution, air emissions, water contamination, and health effects. Water and air pollution...
Environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing - Wikipedia
Environmental impact of the coal industry
The environmental impact of the coal industry includes issues such as land use, waste management, water and air pollution, caused by the coal mining, processing and the use of its products. In additi...
Environmental impact of the coal industry - Wikipedia
Uranium mining debate
The uranium mining debate covers the political and environmental controversies of the mining of uranium for use in either nuclear power or nuclear weapons.
As of 2009, in terms of uranium producti...
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Coal River (book)
Coal River: How a Few Brave Americans Took on a Powerful Company–and the Federal Government–to Save the Land They Love is a 2008 book by Michael Shnayerson. Coal River is a work of investigative journ...
Environmental effects of coal
The environmental impact of the coal industry includes issues such as land use, waste management, water and air pollution, caused by the coal mining, processing and the use of its products. In additi...
Environmental effects of coal - Wikipedia
Coeur Alaska, Inc. v. Southeast Alaska Conservation Council
Coeur Alaska, Inc. v. Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, 07-984 (2009), is a United States Supreme Court case that was decided in favor of Coeur Alaska's permit to dump mine waste in a lake. The c...
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Responsible mining
Responsible mining refers to advocacy to reform mining activity, as well a marketing strategy used by mining companies to promote their operations as environmentally or socially sound. Goals may vary...
PADRE
The Partnership for Acid Drainage Remediation (PADRE) is a European based scientific-technical association dedicated to acid mine water related topics.
PADRE was founded in 2003 in Johannesburg, S...