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At the heart of the cooperation agreements between the Social Accident Insurance Institution for the Raw Materials and Chemical Industry (BG RCI), Heidelberg/Germany, and its member companies is the public commitment to the VISION ZERO preventive strategy with the aim of establishing greater health and safety in their operations. The BG RCI has welcomed two new VISION ZERO cooperation partners ...

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To the Acceptance of Mining

In our society there is a lack of acceptance for domestic mining. From the former glorification of technical skills, today an environmental hype has developed which condemns any intervention in nature, regardless of whether it is necessary or not. Measures for mining, for the environment and for the preservation or creation of good living conditions are therefore required. The solution ...

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The Importance of “Social Licence to Operate” for the Mining Life Cycle

At the Annual Conference of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) in February 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona/USA, the debate on the term “Social Licence to Operate” was a focus. The title of the keynote session of the annual conference was: “The Executive’s Role in Tailings Management: Preserving our Social Licence to Operate”. In view of the recent accidents ...

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Approval Procedures Under Mining Law – Legal Framework and Practical Challenges

Projects for the extraction of raw materials are often at the focus of public attention. This does not (any longer) concern solely the large opencast lignite mines, but is more and more true as well of other opencast mines such as larger and smaller wet gravel pits or quarries and even small dry mining projects. The “power of public opinion”, ...

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Aspects of Nature and Species Conservation to Enhance Public Acceptability of Approval Procedures for Opencast Mines

Nature and species conservation play an increasingly important role in approval procedures for mining developments and their acceptance by the public. This has led to an increasing amount of technical statements in approval procedures led by the -mining authorities. In contrast to other development projects, mining creates a succession of special – usually short-term – habitats, starting without vegetation and ...

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Problems and Prospects of Using Ash and Slag Waste in Russia, Taking into Account European Experience

Taking into account the energy balance trends, there is an urgent need for ecologization of coal-fired generation. The paper discusses the development of legal frame base in the field of ash and slag waste management. The main provisions of the program “Energy Efficiency and Development of Energy”, contemporary challenges and threats to the environmental safety of the Russian Federation according ...

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Risk Management Plan for Abandoned Mining Infrastructure

As part of its Risk Management Plan for Abandoned Mining Infrastructure Arnsberg District Government, through its Department for Mining and Energy in North Rhine-Westphalia (Mining Authority of NRW), Dortmund/Germany, is responsible for conducting searches and surveys of disused mine shafts, with support and repair work then being carried out where necessary. This Risk Management Plan is now proposing to include ...

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The German Lignite Industry in 2019

Germany’s domestic lignite output decreased by 34.9 Mt, which equals 21.0 %, from 166.3 Mt to 131.3 Mt between 2018 and 2019. In 2019 extracted lignite had a net calorific value of 40.6 Mtce. Almost 88 %, or 115.0 Mt, of that output were used in utility power plants supplying the general public. This translates into a decrease of 22.4 % compared to ...

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The Mines Rescue System in Austria

The changes in the mining industry in Austria entailed also changes in the mines rescue system. Due to new legal regulations, all mining operations with underground activities were integrated into the mines rescue system. The re-establishment of the Austrian body for mines rescue and gas defense also contributed to set up a well-functioning system. The base of this mines rescue ...

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Smart Mining – Today and Tomorrow

Digital technologies offer the potential to deliver significant improvements by improving the quality and availability of data and informations, which in turn can be the key to significant productivity gains. In addition, meaningful digital technologies can help to reduce the environmental impact. It is therefore assumed that digital technologies have the potential to be the key to the sustainability of ...

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