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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/41/S19.081

THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF THE POLLUTANTS GENERATED BY MINING UNITS FROM JIU VALLEY COAL FIELD

I. Nalboc, C. Lupu, M. Prodan, A. Szollosi-Mota, S.M. Radu
Tuesday 12 September 2017 by Libadmin2017

References: 17th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2017, www.sgem.org, SGEM2017 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7408-06-5 / ISSN 1314-2704, 29 June - 5 July, 2017, Vol. 17, Issue 41, 651-658 pp, DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/41/S19.081

ABSTRACT

Environmental pollution has become one of the most debated issues of the contemporary times, being a consequence of using imperfect methods in production technologies. One of Romania’s areas where the environment has suffered as a result of human activities is the Jiu Valley, a place where the main activity was and continues to be mining. In this paper the authors aim to identify and quantify the pollution sources related to the coal mining activity from the western part of the Jiu Valley and, based on data relating to this pollution, to identify, describe and assess/evaluate the impact generated on the environment. For this purpose are covered, in a logical sequence several stages, starting with a short description of the Jiu Valley basin and mining units which operate in the studied area, identification of pollution sources associated with it, describing the evaluation methods of pollution and the impact assessment and finally the application of these methods to a concrete case.

Keywords: impact, air pollution, pollution source, evaluation methods, mine