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Environmental risk management in mine development

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dc.contributor.author Kent, Allstair
dc.contributor.author Roberds, W
dc.contributor.author Van Zyl, D
dc.date.accessioned 2009-10-30T17:37:59Z
dc.date.available 2009-10-30T17:37:59Z
dc.date.issued 1992
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2429/14427
dc.description.abstract Techniques originally developed for hazardous waste containment design and site remediation have been adapted to the evaluation of waste disposal in open-pit mining. The method is formal and explicit yet cost effective, and ensures that development decisions are optimized and defensible. This approach to risk management is based on probabilistic risk assessment and decision analysis techniques. The method facilitates evaluation of the interrelationships between mine development decisions, the trade-offs amongst possible consequences, the uncertainty in predicting consequences, and the flexibility to respond to changing conditions. The method has been applied, among other applications, to the evaluation of overall waste disposal systems for a major mine, the rational determination of reclamation bond values, and the design of close-out measures for a uranium mine. The approach provides a framework which links technical design criteria and relationships with costs and issues of environmental impact and public and regulatory acceptance. en
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dc.language.iso eng en
dc.relation.ispartofseries British Columbia Mine Reclamation Symposium 1992 en
dc.title Environmental risk management in mine development en
dc.type text en
dc.type.text conference Paper en
dc.description.affiliation Applied Science, Faculty of en
dc.description.reviewstatus en
dc.rights.copyright British Columbia Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation en


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