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Recycling, reuse and rehabilitation of mine wastes

Bernd G. Lottermoser
Recycling, reuse and rehabilitation of mine wastes
Elements (December 2011) 7 (6): 405-410


If we want to ensure a sustainable future for the human race, we must learn to prevent, minimize, reuse, and recycle waste. Reuse of mine wastes allows their beneficial application, whereas recycling extracts resource ingredients or converts wastes into valuable products. Yet, today, many of the proposed reuse and recycling concepts for mine wastes are not economic. Consequently, the great majority of mine wastes are still being placed into waste storage facilities. Significant research efforts are required to develop cost-effective reuse and recycling options and to prevent the migration of contaminants from rehabilitated waste repositories in the long term.

ISSN: 1811-5209
Serial Title: Elements
Serial Volume: 7
Serial Issue: 6
Title: Recycling, reuse and rehabilitation of mine wastes
Affiliation: University of Tasmania, School of Earth Sciences, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Pages: 405-410
Published: 201112
Text Language: English
Publisher: Mineralogical Society of America and Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland and Mineralogical Association of Canada and Geochemical Society and Clay Minerals Society, International
References: 27
Accession Number: 2012-012634
Categories: Environmental geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 1 table
Country of Publication: International
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, copyright, Mineralogical Society of America. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 201207
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