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Control Number310202
Date and Time of Latest Transaction20150706094341.AM
General Information150706s |||||||||b ||00|||
Cataloging SourceSTII-DOST
Local Call NumberScienceDirect
Main Entry - Personal NameSanchez, Luis Enrique
 Neri, Ana Claudia
Title StatementA procedure to evaluate environmental rehabilitation in limestone quarries by Ana Claudia Neri and Luis Enrique Sanchez
Physical Descriptionpages 2225-2237 computer file; text; 463kb
Summary, Etc.A procedure to evaluate mine rehabilitation practices during the operational phase was developed and validated. It is based on a comparison of actually observed or documented practices with internationally recommended best practices (BP). A set of 150 BP statements was derived from international guides in order to establish the benchmark. The statements are arranged in six rehabilitation programs under three categories: (1) planning (2) operational and (3) management, corresponding to the adoption of the plan-do-check-act management systems model to mine rehabilitation. The procedure consists of (i) performing technical inspections guided by a series of field forms containing BP statements; (ii) classifying evidences in five categories; and (iii) calculating conformity indexes and levels. For testing and calibration purposes, the procedure was applied to nine limestone quarries and conformity indexes were calculated for the rehabilitation programs in each quarry. Most quarries featured poor planning practices, operational practices reached high conformity levels in 50% of the cases and management practices scored moderate conformity. Despite all quarries being ISO 14001 certified, their management systems pay low attention to issues pertaining to land rehabilitation and biodiversity. The best results were achieved by a quarry whose expansion was recently submitted to the environmental impact assessment process, suggesting that public scrutiny may play a positive role in enhancing rehabilitation practices. Conformity indexes and levels can be used to chart the evolution of rehabilitation practices at regular intervals, to establish corporate goals and for communication with stakeholders
Subject Added Entry - Topical TermEnvironmental science
 Environmental Remediation -- Methods
 Mine rehabilitation
LocationDOST STII ScienceDirect NONPRINTS NP 13-14989 1 13-14989 Online/Download 2010-12-01
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