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Mine Rehabilitation for Environment and Health Protection

A Training Manual

  • Author: UNEP
  • Publication date: August 2000
  • Page count: 426
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 99.III.D.73

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About the product

This manual provides educational resource material for trainers and training programmes in industry and at institutions to ensure that future generations of mining professionals are able to integrate the environmental dimension into their daily work. The Training Manual is presented as a practical, factual method whereby rehabilitation techniques can be applied. The manual contains summaries of the main principles of rehabilitation: mine waste disposal and tailings dams stabilization, particularly from the point of view of environmental and health protection. It addresses rehabilitation from the perspective of mines that are still in the planning stage, operational mines, and abandoned mine sites. The techniques presented in this manual are the result of both research in the practical aspects of mine rehabilitation and the experience of private sector and public sector technicians as well as scientists and engineers. This manual is intended to assist with training programmes for operational and field personnel. It will also serve to make managers and inspectors more aware of the key issues and options in rehabilitation and can thus serve as an element in more general courses and curricula.