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A Review of opencast coal and its environmental impact

A Review of opencast coal and its environmental impact

papers presented to a conference convened by the Council for the Protection of Rural England held in Stafford, 30th October 1985

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Published by Newcastle upon Tyne Polytechnic in (Newcastle upon Tyne) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Coal mines and mining -- Environmental aspects -- Great Britain.,
  • Strip mining -- Environmental aspects -- Great Britain.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography, p74-76.

    StatementJ.D. Peart and L.A. Rutherford, editors ; Schools of Surveying and Law Newcastle upon Tyne Polytechnic.
    ContributionsPeart, J. D., Rutherford, L. A., Council for the Protection of Rural England., Newcastle upon Tyne Polytechnic. School of Surveying., Newcastle upon Tyne Polytechnic. School of Law.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTD195.C58
    The Physical Object
    Paginationi,76leaves :
    Number of Pages76
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16514874M
    ISBN 100906721237
    OCLC/WorldCa60029375

    Exclusive Environmental & Planning Services (EEPS) to carry out an environmental impact assessment in Hwange to evaluate the extent of the damage caused by coal mining on the environmental and socio- cultural set up of the area. This study was meant to investigate the impacts of coal mining and power generation on the environment and. from Sunday Herald, 14 April The giant wounds on the landscape left by dozens of opencast coal mines across Scotland may never be healed under plans being considered by Scottish ministers. Community and environment groups are warning that the Scottish government is preparing to allow coal companies to break their promises to restore defunct mines in order to try and help the deeply.

    opencast coal given its profitability to the National Coal Board (NCB) and the wider economic aspects of this form of mining. The main part of the article then describes the general geographical and locational factors which influence the scale and nature of opencast coal environmental impacts and the different components of impacts. Laying out his research findings, Dr Sangkoyo found that the state has been developing narratives to manipulate mining territories since In , the policy makers decided to amend the environmental law and the old coal and mining law. After a long legal drafting process, they passed the new law in

    ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: "IEACR/46, February " Covers legislation for EIA statements in Australia, Japan, the EEC, Germany. The book focuses on coal gasification and liquefaction and emphasizes that the processes involved must be carefully understood in order to avoid the environmental impacts of coal use. Attempts have been made to establish a conceptual framework to be used in assessing the health and environmental health impacts of the conversion and utilization.


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Get this from a library. A Review of opencast coal and its environmental impact: papers presented to a conference convened by the Council for the Protection of Rural England held in Stafford, 30th October [J D Peart; L A Rutherford; Council for the Protection of Rural England.; Newcastle upon Tyne Polytechnic.

School of Surveying. Coal workers in the country, engaged in one of the most hazardous jobs, struck work for three days from June 2 to 4, It was not only against the deplorable conditions that the miners keep facing every day, the struggle launched was also against commercialization, privatization, and the destruction of the environment.

Supported by the central trade unions, the call was by all unions and. ENERGY POLICY November Valuing the environmental impacts of opencast coal mining in the UK 7Department of Trade and Industry, The Prospects for Coal: Conclusions of the Government's Coal Review, HMSO, London, 81bid, p 91bid, p lhe Sunday Telegraph, 4 April nDepartment of the Environment, 'Michael Howard announces Cited by: 5.

In this way, coal mining has multi-dimensional impacts on the environment both directly or indirectly. Th e pr esent wor k is an attempt to bring into focus the impact of coal minin g on the.

What are the Environmental Impacts of Coal Usage. There are a lot of things not to like about coal. Coal plants are responsible for 42% of U.S. mercury y is a heavy metal that can damage the nervous, digestive, and immune systems as well as threaten child development.

Other pollutants of note include sulfur dioxide (SO2), Nitrogen oxides (NOx), particulate matter (soot), other. This paper throws light on the burning issues of coal mines and its impact on the environment.

Berghahn Books, Fiona and Wood C. “The Environmental Assessment of opencast. Impacts of opencast coal mine and mine fire on the trace elements’ content of the surrounding soil vis-à-vis human health risk.

Toxicological & Environmental Chemistry: Vol. 93, No. 2, pp. Opencast mining operations in South Africa remain one of the industry’s main contributors to short- and long-term environmental damage, as they have a direct and cumulative impact on the air.

be including within an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) these are addressed within the context of the wider determinants of health, and in conjunction with socio economic and other impacts.

The potential climate change impacts of opencast mining on human health are not considered within the review. 1 Opencast mining is not always referred. The existing Vista mine, which is owned by the U.S. coal giant Cline Group, began shipping coal for export in May and the company is now looking to double, or possibly even triple, its output.

S.K. Chaulya, G.M. Prasad, in Sensing and Monitoring Technologies for Mines and Hazardous Areas, Abstract. Opencast mining operations involve huge quantities of overburden removal, dumping and backfilling in excavated areas.

A substantial increase in the rate of accumulation of waste dumps in recent years has resulted in greater height of the dump for minimum ground cover area and also.

Coal starts as peat, or sections of partially decomposed organic matter that accumulate on the earth’s surface.

Over millions of years, the peat is buried and heat and pressure transform it into increasingly pure forms of coal called lignite, sub-bituminous, bituminous, and anthracite coal.

These fossil fuels are limited or nonrenewable resources; after they serve their fuel purpose, they. Sub-bituminous coal, Bituminous coal and Anthracite. Open cast mining and 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. Environmental impacts of mining can occur at local, regional, and global scales through direct and indirect mining practices. Impacts can result in erosion, sinkholes, loss of biodiversity, or the contamination of soil, groundwater, and surface water by the chemicals emitted from mining processes.

These processes also have an impact on the atmosphere from the emissions of carbon which have. The Ecological Impact Of Coal Mining Environmental Sciences Essay. The goal of coal mining is to economically remove coal from the ground.

Coal is valued for its energy content, and since the s is widely used to generate electricity. Steel and cement industries use coal as a fuel for extraction of iron from iron ore and for cement production. A major part of iron ore, non-ferrous metals, brown coal, building materials and minerals for industry is being excavated in open-cast mines.

This type of mining has a deep impact on the natural strata. Open-cast mining changes geological, hydrological and geotechnical conditions. It influences the existing ecological system and landscape. The decision is expected over four years after the Banks Group, a Durham-based infrastructure firm, first put forward its plans to produce 3m tonnes of coal from the opencast.

Assessing the impact of opencast coal mining on water quality 1. Introduction Terms of reference This document was commissioned by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), to provide an assessment framework for determining the impact that opencast coal. JHARIA COAL MINE FIRE AND ITS IMPACT Abhishek Das1 Dhanbad, the second largest town in Jharkhand is known as the Coal Capital of India, thanks to the sq.

stretch of undulating land with mines all around and villages surrounding it. Famous for its underground coal mine fire raging for the last years, it has the. The North Eastern Coalfields (NEC), a unit of Coal India Limited in Assam, has temporarily halted its operations following protests over its impact on a subtropical rainforest nearby.

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi on Sunday termed the new Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) draft, which has been placed by the BJP government for public feedback, as "disgraceful and dangerous." "The new Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) draft which has been placed by the BJP Government for public feedback, is not only disgraceful, it is dangerous.

The government is to review a decision to allow open-cast coal mining in a valley in County Durham. on the grounds of its impact on climate change and .Opencast mining has bigger impact on land compared to underground mining. With new and improved technology, opencast coal mining is used commonly because it is cost effectiveness and productivity in large-scale land disturbance.

Underground mining has considerably less impact than opencast mining on .