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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/13/S03.086

PRODUCTION OF CHEMICAL EMISSIONS OF BLACK-COAL MINE AND THEIR INFLUENCE ON THE PUBLIC HEALTH IN THE CONDITIONS OF THE OSTRAVA INDUSTRIAL REGION

S. Bartusek, A. Skacel
Monday 11 September 2017 by Libadmin2017

References: 17th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2017, www.sgem.org, SGEM2017 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-00-1 / ISSN 1314-2704, 29 June - 5 July, 2017, Vol. 17, Issue 13, 677-686 pp, DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/13/S03.086

ABSTRACT

Mining activity represents an important source of harmful emissions into the environment and general impact on the environment. In the Ostrava industrial region this activity represents one of the most serious sources of potential risk for the environment and public health. The article deals with the problem of emissions of a mining enterprise from the point of view of air pollution and potential influence of air pollution on public health for the population. In particular it deals with air pollution impacts from traffic, mine ventilation and emissions from countryside remediation and reclamation activities that treat and repair the damages and deterioration caused by mining activities on the land surface. Based on the results of modeling of air pollution situation with respect of PM10, PM2,5, NO2, CO, benzene, benzo(a)pyrene and methane it is apparent that the influence of the studied mining enterprise itself is very low. In the total level of air pollution it reaches less than 1% of safe health-related concentrations that are represented by primary limits based on the protection of human health. Therefore the studied mining operations do not have any significant negative impact on the conditions for protection of public health.

Keywords: mining activity, atmospheric emissions, health risk, public health, dispersion of the pollutants