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Sustainability 2015, 7(9), 11857-11877; doi:10.3390/su70911857

Sustainable Land Management in Mining Areas in Serbia and Romania

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Institute of Agricultural Economics, Volgina 15, Belgrade 11 000, Serbia
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Institute of Architecture and Urban & Spatial Planning of Serbia, Bulevar kralja Aleksandra 73/II, Belgrade 11 000, Serbia
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Faculty of Economic Sciences, Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti, B-dul Bucuresti, No.39, Ploiesti, Prahova 100680, Romania
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Department of Finance, Banking, and Accountancy, Dimitrie Cantemir Christian University, Bucharest 030134, Romania
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Academic Editor: Marc A. Rosen
Received: 18 June 2015 / Revised: 20 July 2015 / Accepted: 10 August 2015 / Published: 26 August 2015
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Abstract

The paper analyzes the impacts of mining activities on sustainable land management in mining areas in the Republic of Serbia and Romania and discusses the main challenges related to the management of these issues in legislation and practice. Particular attention is paid to land disturbance, mine waste management and land reclamation, as well as access to land for mining purposes, the transfer of mining royalties and the partnerships of the mining industry, governments, communities and civil society for sustainable mining. Both governments are willing to provide the adequate role to mining in strengthening the national economies, but they face numerous constraints in this matter. Sustainable mining practices and consistent implementation of the mining for the closure planning approach, within an improved legislative framework and in cooperation with stakeholders at all levels, create conditions for the development of creative, profitable, environmentally-sound and socially-responsible management and reuse of mine lands. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainable land management; mining; mining waste management; land reclamation sustainable land management; mining; mining waste management; land reclamation
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Popović, V.; Miljković, J.Ž.; Subić, J.; Jean-Vasile, A.; Adrian, N.; Nicolăescu, E. Sustainable Land Management in Mining Areas in Serbia and Romania. Sustainability 2015, 7, 11857-11877.

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