Environmental Consequences of Coal Mine Elimination
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- mine elimination, environmental consequence, technogenic influence, coal industry
Mines have an impact on all components of the environment during and after coal mining. Process of restructuring coal industry and elimination of unprofitable mines changes anthropogenic impact on the environment. Structural and technological change in the geological massif is terminated, but other types of negative impact on the environment continue become more active. Elimination of coal mines is accompanied by the emergence of new phenomena and processes that were not in the period of operation of enterprises and that have a negative environmental impact. The degree of impact of the mine on the environment depends on many factors – geological conditions, hydrogeological factors, development and quality of land allocated for mine workings. As a result of the combined effect of negative factors during mine elimination, sustainable increase in the area of territories with active development of flooding communal and industrial facilities, agricultural lands, communication facilities, transport highways are appeared. As a consequence processes of pollution of surface water and groundwater are activated, that combined with ground surface depression, accumulation of potential energy in flooded mine workings with the formation of hydro-geo-mechanical stresses and decrease of resistance of rock masses. Geochemical pollution of industrial-urban and agricultural landscapes is observed almost everywhere. The paper lists types of environmental pollution that occurred after elimination of coal mines. Possible ways of solving environmental problems of mine elimination are considered.
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TY - CONF AU - Tatyana Tyuleneva PY - 2018/10 DA - 2018/10 TI - Environmental Consequences of Coal Mine Elimination BT - Proceedings of the 9th China-Russia Symposium "Coal in the 21st Century: Mining, Intelligent Equipment and Environment Protection" (COAL 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 350 EP - 354 SN - 2352-5401 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/coal-18.2018.65 DO - 10.2991/coal-18.2018.65 ID - Tyuleneva2018/10 ER -