An overview of mining and the environment in Western Australia

Roche, C and Mudd, G 2014, 'An overview of mining and the environment in Western Australia' in Martin Brueckner, Angela Durey, Robyn Mayes, Christof Pforr (ed.) Resource Curse or Cure ?, Springer, Heidelberg, Germany, pp. 179-194.


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Title An overview of mining and the environment in Western Australia
Author(s) Roche, C
Mudd, G
Year 2014
Title of book Resource Curse or Cure ?
Publisher Springer
Place of publication Heidelberg, Germany
Editor(s) Martin Brueckner, Angela Durey, Robyn Mayes, Christof Pforr
Start page 179
End page 194
Subjects Environmental Engineering not elsewhere classified
Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy not elsewhere classified
Summary This chapter identifies and explores the common environmental effects of mining in Western Australia (WA). Utilising unique state-specific data, we examine site-specific factors with reference to metals, mine life cycle, cumulative impacts and temporal disturbance. Emerging trends are discussed with specific reference to WA including in relation to production, ore grades, waste, scale, socio-environmental issues and mine legacy impacts. Finally we explore the constraints on effective environmental management imposed by the WA approach to mining development and discuss challenges for the effective environmental management of mining.
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ISBN 9783642538728
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