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Respiratory Health Effects of Opencast Coalmining: a Cross ...

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Keywords: opencast coalmining; occupational dust exposure; respiratory health In the United Kingdom and other countries opencast (surface or strip) mining is increas ingly being used to supply industry's coal requirements because the coal is produced at lower cost. However, relatively little is known of the health effects of long term exposure ...

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Living near opencast coal mining sites and children's ...

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OBJECTIVES —To answer the question whether living near opencast coal mining sites affects acute and chronic respiratory health. METHODS —All 4860 children aged 1-11 from five socioeconomically matched pairs of communities close to active opencast sites .

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Living near opencast coal mining sites and children's ...

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The current study was initiated in 1993 in response to concerns expressed by local community groups about a possible link between living close to opencast coal mining sites and respiratory ill health,and this concern has continued to be raised.9–13The study was designed to compare rural and semiurban populations exposed to a mixture of back- ground and opencast mining PM

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Opencast Mines A Subject To Major Concern For .

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opencast coal mining involves various operations . Bio-Data - Iitkgp.Ac.In . Patra, a. k ore mines innovation 8 gautam, s., prusty, b. k. and patra, a. k pollution due to particulate matter from mining activities journal of recycling and sustainable development 2 53-58 2012 9 gautam, s., patra, a.k., and prusty, b.k., opencast mines: a subject to major concern for human health international ...

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Open cast coal mine faces closure and 150 jobs .

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Measurement of respirable dust concentration and ...

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Atmospheric pollution due to particulate matter in opencast coal mining area is a very important environmental problem and is fetching the attention of researchers worldwide since few decades. The particulate matter not only affects

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Time trends and future prediction of coal worker's ...

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Although the Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969 established the current federal exposure limit for respirable dust in underground and opencast coal mines, the surveillance system of CWP does not extend to surface coal miners.

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Safety and health in opencast mines

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This code applies to any situation or operation involving occupational safety and health aspects in opencast mines, and calls for attention to be paid to them by the competent authorities with responsibility for safety and health and working conditions with regard to opencast mining.

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A guide to assessing the health and wellbeing impacts of ...

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The potential climate change impacts of opencast mining on human health are not considered within the review. 1Opencast mining is not always referred to as such. Alternative terms include land reclamation, coal recovery, open pit (United States) and surface mining. For the purpose of this guide the term opencast is used to encompass these terms.

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Health and Safety at Opencast Mines, Alluvial Mines and ...

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The Health and Safety in Employment (Mining Operations and Quarrying Operations) Regulations 2013(the Regulations) have specific provisions for safety in mining operations, including opencast (or surface) metalliferous and coal mines. The Regulations only address competency requirements for quarrying and alluvial mining operations.

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Druridge Bay versus Banks Mining: a safe climate .

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In 2013 Banks Mining applied to dig England's largest opencast coal mine at Druridge Bay. In energy terms, burning coal is one of the biggest contributors to climate change. It causes air pollution and is linked to health concerns like asthma. Mining coal leads to .

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OPENCAST MINING PHOSPHATE - tmsgroup

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Opencast mining of sand overburden and phosphate ore. Other services – feeding ROM into material sizer, removal of tailings, rehabilitation and dewatering. The volumes will build up to 1,100,000m3 per month by Q2 2020. OPENCAST MINING - PLATINUM OPENCAST MINING - ANDALUSITE OPENCAST MINING - DIAMONDS OPENCAST MINING - PHOSPHATE OPENCAST MINING - COAL .

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Time trends and future prediction of coal worker's ...

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The opencast coal mine is a specific coal mine which is different from the underground mine. The coal layers of those are near the surface and underground passages are not needed. As the opencast mining is efficient and cost-effective in the exploitation of mineral resource [1], more and more opencast mining are emerging with the rapid economic and technological development [2, 3]. At present ...

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Opencast Mining - an overview | ScienceDirect Topics

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Opencast mining on hill slopes, particularly in areas of heavy rainfall, is vulnerable to landslides causing loss of human life, property and deforestation. This can be controlled by geo-technically designed slope of the mine and adequate support system.

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Ffos-y-fran opencast coal mine, South Wales, .

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Coal dust, air pollution and noise endanger local health particularly of children and elderly people. This UN report will urge an investigation into the potential health impacts of this UK's largest opencast coalmine. The report will be delivered in September 2017 in Geneva to the Human Rights Council. "Residents living alongside Ffos-y-Fran near Merthyr Tydfil have led a long campaign ...

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BBC NEWS | UK | England | Opencast health risks .

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A Report of a Health Impact Assessment Study of an ...

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of the Ffos-Y-Fran Land Reclamation Scheme Incorporating Extraction of Coal by Opencast Methods. Indeed, an approach was made to the Welsh Health Impact Assessment Support Unit (WHIASU) in March 2006 by a group of residents concerned about the potential health effects on local people and the community of the proposal to extract coal using opencast methods, and the removal of waste from .

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Living near opencast coal mining sites and children's ...

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Living near opencast coal mining sites and children's respiratory health. Pless-Mulloli T(1), Howel D, King A, Stone I, Merefield J, Bessell J, Darnell R. Author information: (1)Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. [email protected] OBJECTIVES: To answer the question whether living near opencast coal mining sites affects acute and ...

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Health Damages from Air Pollution: Evidence from Opencast ...

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Air pollution in opencast coal mines is mainly due to the toxic emission of particulate matter and gases including methane, sulfur dioxide, and oxides of nitrogen. These air pollutants reduce air quality and ultimately affect people around mining areas (Nanda and Tiwari 2001).

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Phasing out coal is not just about the climate .

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say no to opencast mining, to say no to the prioritising of corporate profits. over human health, community health, planetary health. And we are also here because we want to show that you can ...

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