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Resources 2019, 8(1), 21;

Mine Sited after Mine Activity: The Brownfields Methodology and Kuzbass Coal Mining Case

Dean’s Office of the Faculty of Mining, Ecology, Process Control and Geotechnologies, Technical University of Kosice, Letná 9, 04200 Kosice, Slovak Republic
Open Pit Mining Department, Kuzbass State Technical University, Vesennyaya Street, 28, Kemerovo 650000, Russia
Engineer Basic Training School, National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, Lenin Avenue 30, Tomsk 634050, Russia
Economy and Planning Department, Siberian Federal University, 79 Svobodny pr., 660041 Krasnoyarsk, Russia
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Received: 9 December 2018 / Revised: 3 January 2019 / Accepted: 8 January 2019 / Published: 17 January 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Mine Planning and Sustainability)
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Operating life of a mine lasts from a few years to several decades. Mine closure occurs once the mineral resource is exhausted, or operations are no longer profitable. Mine closure plans are required by most regulatory agencies worldwide before a mining closure permission is granted, and must demonstrate that the site will not pose a threat to the environment and health of the society in future. The article describes a new tool, the brownfields methodology, which can help to promote the revitalization of old mining areas as a part of their technological modernization and subsoil full extraction with environmental damage reduction. View Full-Text
Keywords: mine; open pit; brownfields methodology; revitalization mine; open pit; brownfields methodology; revitalization

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Cehlár, M.; Janočko, J.; Šimková, Z.; Pavlik, T.; Tyulenev, M.; Zhironkin, S.; Gasanov, M. Mine Sited after Mine Activity: The Brownfields Methodology and Kuzbass Coal Mining Case. Resources 2019, 8, 21.

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