Disasters and     problems   associated   with miningMarta Navarro UrielLaura Ferrer Montañés
IntroductionWhat is mining?Mining is the extraction of minerals, metals andother materials from earth.Mining of stone and ...
Mining around the world
Environmental impacts-   Habitat modification.-   Changes in topography and landscape.-   Surface and groundwater contamin...
Work in the minesAgents         Dust         everywhere                Air                                   poorTemperatu...
In addition…- Human factors- Organization- Mining equipment machinery- Explosive and flammable chemicals- Climatology
ConsequencesDiseases                  Falls     DISASTERSExplosions               CollapsesLandslides
Collapses1997 – Tanzania: more than 1000 dead (gold).2000 – Sierra Leone: 150 dead (diamond).2006 – Tasmania: 14 escape.20...
Explosions-   1906 – France: worst disaster in Europe, 1099 dead.-   1913 – Wales: 439 dead.-   1942 – China: 1549 dead.- ...
Ecological disasterThe Doñana Ecological Disaster, 1998, a toxic spill ofacid waste rich in heavy metals from the processi...
1) Dam breaks andspillage of 5 million cubicmeters.2) Six kilometers from thepark.3) The contaminatedwater has arrived at ...
Bibliography-   Actas del I Congreso Internacional de Minería y Metalurgia    en el contexto del a historia de la humanida...
-   Revista: La minería y el Medio Ambiente, el    recorrido de los minerales.         AEMA, ENDESA, Fundación SAMCA,     ...
“Grow and dieunderground” Thank you   for your  attention
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  1. 1. Disasters and problems associated with miningMarta Navarro UrielLaura Ferrer Montañés
  2. 2. IntroductionWhat is mining?Mining is the extraction of minerals, metals andother materials from earth.Mining of stone and metal has been donesince pre-historic times.Minerals are a nonrenewable resource, and because ofthis, the life of mines is finite.
  3. 3. Mining around the world
  4. 4. Environmental impacts- Habitat modification.- Changes in topography and landscape.- Surface and groundwater contamination.- High levels of residues.- Fugitive dust emissions.- Changes in land - use and soil management.- Climate change considerations.
  5. 5. Work in the minesAgents Dust everywhere Air poorTemperaturehigh Water inundation
  6. 6. In addition…- Human factors- Organization- Mining equipment machinery- Explosive and flammable chemicals- Climatology
  7. 7. ConsequencesDiseases Falls DISASTERSExplosions CollapsesLandslides
  8. 8. Collapses1997 – Tanzania: more than 1000 dead (gold).2000 – Sierra Leone: 150 dead (diamond).2006 – Tasmania: 14 escape.2006 – Chile: 70 miners were trapped.2010 – Chile: 33 miners were trapped, rescued.
  9. 9. Explosions- 1906 – France: worst disaster in Europe, 1099 dead.- 1913 – Wales: 439 dead.- 1942 – China: 1549 dead.- 1991 – China: 147 dead.- 1992 – Turquía: 267 dead.- 1994 – Filipinas: 119 dead.- 2000 – China: 162 dead.- 2002 – China: 164 dead.- 2004 – China: 148 y 166 dead - in 2 explosions.
  10. 10. Ecological disasterThe Doñana Ecological Disaster, 1998, a toxic spill ofacid waste rich in heavy metals from the processingof pyrite ore.
  11. 11. 1) Dam breaks andspillage of 5 million cubicmeters.2) Six kilometers from thepark.3) The contaminatedwater has arrived at theGuadalquivir mouth.The Malandar beach isaffected by the spillage.
  12. 12. Bibliography- Actas del I Congreso Internacional de Minería y Metalurgia en el contexto del a historia de la humanidad: psado, presente y futuro. Editor: Josep M. Mata – Perelló.- Guía para la identificación, evaluación y prevención de riesgos laborales en minería.- http://www.wsws.org- http://www.mining.com/- http://es.euronews.net/- http://www.elnuevodiario.com.ni/
  13. 13. - Revista: La minería y el Medio Ambiente, el recorrido de los minerales. AEMA, ENDESA, Fundación SAMCA, Gobierno de Aragón.
  14. 14. “Grow and dieunderground” Thank you for your attention

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