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Aspects in Mining & Mineral Science

The Collective Fabric of Sustainable Management of Mining Sites to Reconcile Sensitive Land Uses and Human Health

  • Open or CloseDumat C*

    INP-ENSAT Avenue Agrobiopole, Toulouse INP, France

    *Corresponding author: Dumat C, INP-ENSAT Avenue Agrobiopole, 31200 Auzeville, Toulouse INP, France

Submission: April 29, 2021; Published: May 17, 2021

DOI: 10.31031/AMMS.2021.06.000640

ISSN : 2578-0255
Volume6 Issue3


Mineral resources help meet the needs of daily life [1]. According to Kitula [2], mining offers significant opportunities for socio-economic development through local employment and public revenue. But, the processes associated with mining and further processing of the ore, although they generally occupy a small land area, have the potential to lead to large-scale negative impacts on the environment and health: air pollution and noise, soil pollution, landscape problems... The media coverage of the “environment-health” risks associated with former mining sites has indeed led, for example, in France to publicizing the problems with repercussions in terms of public concerns and mistrust, creating controversies at various scales. In addition, (peri)urban agriculture is developing strongly around the world, and food production is an activity classified as sensitive by the managers of polluted soils.

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