By Linda Starke
Analyzes the several wishes and hazards of all these affected and the problems of provide and insist for minerals in the course of the global. deals a version that different industries can stick with. Softcover. CD-ROM integrated.
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Iv) Decisions regarding closure need to be taken more proactively at the beginning of the mine cycle, so that necessary measures are incorporated into the mine site land-use plan. These decisions and plans need to be revised throughout the mine cycle, as the closure requirements are likely to change over time. ROOM TO MANOEUVRE? 45 Institute More Rigour and Independence in Environmental Impact Assessment Processes (EIA) The need for EIAs is well established, and they are now mandatory for most large-scale development projects.
To gain the full benefits an EIA should become part of an environmental management system (EMS) that seeks to integrate environmental responsibilities into everyday management practices through changes to organizational structures, responsibilities, procedures, processes, and resources. An EMS provides a BOX 14 EIA leads to mining refusal in South Africa The eastern shores of St. Lucia Lake in South Africa contain valuable reserves of titanium, and in the 1970s and 1980s the government granted mining rights to Richards Bay Minerals.
BOX 8 The Lisheen zinc/lead mine in Ireland Before construction could start on the Lisheen mine, Anglo American had to obtain a planning permit, an Integrated Pollution Control (IPC) License, and a mining lease. They also had to convince the local community and the regulatory authorities that a mine at Lisheen would bring considerable benefit to the region and not damage the environment. The mine is located in the rural heartland of Ireland. The main areas of concern were the deposition of tailings and the potential contamination of the groundwater.
Breaking New Ground: Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development by Linda Starke