Legal, Engineering, Environmental and Social Perspectives of Surface Mining Law and Reclamation by Landfilling: Getting Maximum Yield from Surface Min

Legal, Engineering, Environmental and Social Perspectives of Surface Mining Law and Reclamation by Landfilling: Getting Maximum Yield from Surface Min

By: Robert Lee Aston (author)Hardback

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Since mining is a basic and essential industry supplying raw materials for medicines; building materials for homes, schools, hospitals, commerce, roads; fuels for heating and energy; metals for transportation (cars, aircraft and ships), machinery, communications infrastructure and other conveniences, it cannot be done away with as some extremist environmentalists would like. What would modern life be without minerals?Miners are the harvesters of the earth's fruits. To reap those fruits, the earth must be plowed up. After harvesting, the plowed fields can be reclaimed and restored to pristine, natural beauty with only temporary disturbance to the earth.Reclamation of surface mines can profitably utilise the void space for burial of society's solid wastes while restoring the mined land surfaces to their original beauty or utility. Industry and environmentalists should rejoice.

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Contents

An historical overview - early man to recent regulations - a brief history of mineral lands and reclamation; a brief history of environmental damage and litigated pollution claims from non-fuel surface mining with emphasis on water resources; a brief history of the disposal of wastes by earth burial; a review of the environmental ERA regulatory actions for surface mining with litigated interpretations; a review of the environmental ERA regulatory actions for landfilling with litigated interpretations; legislative environmental responses - a review of subsequent legislation to update the initial regulations; transition from present to future - today's environmental regulatory strengths and weaknesses for tomorrow's needs; trends and future needs - present and future mineral and waste trends; current and future trends for waste disposal - the urgency for landfill space; landfill technology and open-pit feasibility; future legislative problems; closing arguments for solution and thesis solution - new directions for environmental law policy in regard to surface mined land reclamation and solid waste disposal. Appendices: a proposed best practice model law for land conservation and reclamation of surface mined land by solid waste in-filling; an overview of the US General Mining Law, 1872.

Product Details

  • publication date: 06/07/1999
  • ISBN13: 9781860941238
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 564
  • ID: 9781860941238
  • weight: 975
  • ISBN10: 1860941230

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