Environmental Impacts of Mining Activities

Emphasis on Mitigation and Remedial Measures

  • José M. Azcue

Part of the Environmental Science book series (ESE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Introduction

    1. Ulrich Förstner
      Pages 1-3
  3. Evaluation of Effects of Mining in the Environment

  4. Treatment Methods for Mine Effluents and Rehabilitation of Mine Tailings and Overburden Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Derek V. Ellis, James D. Robertson
      Pages 123-141
    3. Autumn-Lynn Harrison, Raymond B. Reneau Jr., Charles Hagedorn
      Pages 163-178
    4. Krystyna M. Skarzynska, Piotr Michalski
      Pages 179-200
  5. Study Cases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Hans E. Gustafsson, Tom Lundgren, Manfred Lindvall, Lars-Åke Lindahl, Nils Eriksson, Hans Jönsson et al.
      Pages 203-228
    3. Sukumar Bandopadhyay
      Pages 229-244
    4. Ulrich Stottmeister, Walter Glässer, Helmut Klapper, Erika Weißbrodt, Bernd Eccarius, Christopher Kennedy et al.
      Pages 263-296
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 297-300

About this book


Since the mining industry is still expanding, comprehensive information on the effects of mining activities on the environment is needed. This book provides information on biological and physico-chemical treatments of mining effluents, on factors affecting human health and on environmental effects that have to be taken into account by the mining industry when aiming for sustainable development of their industry. Further regulatory guidelines and legislation relevant to the decommissioning of mining sites are reviewed.
Mining industry, consulting companies, and governmental agencies alike will find a wealth of valuable information in this book.


Contamination Drainage environment minig mitigation remediation sustainable development

Editors and affiliations

  • José M. Azcue
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of HydraulicsNational Laboratory of Civil Engineering (LNEC)LisbonPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64169-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-59891-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1863-5520
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