Winner of the 2007 E.B. Burwell, Jr. Award of the Geological Society of America
Mining activity has left a legacy of hazards to the environment, such as waste, unstable ground and contamination, which can be problematic when redeveloping land.
This book highlights the effects of past mining and provides information on the types of problems it may cause in both urban and rural areas. By way of example, the book also demonstrates how such problems may be anticipated, investigated, predicted, prevented and controlled. Furthermore, it shows how sites already affected by mining problems and hazards can be remediated and rehabilitated.
Covering subsidence, surface mining, disposal of waste, problems resulting from mine closure and mineral processing, Mining and its Impact on the Environment is an excellent reference for practising mining and geotechnical engineers, as well as students in this field.
1. Introduction 2. Subsidence Due to the Partial Extraction of Stratiform Mineral Deposits 3. Longwall Mining and Subsidence 4. Metalliferous Mining and Subsidence 5. Subsidence Associated with the Abstraction of Fluids 6. Quarrying and Surface Mining 7. Waste Materials from Mining and Their Disposal 8. Mine Effluents and Acid Mine Drainage 9. Dereliction and Contamination Associated with Mining and Related Industries 10. Other Problems Associated with Mining