Environmental Management for the Mining Industry - MINE8780

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Mining Engineering

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 0

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Participants should gain an appreciation of:
- Global treaties, international environmental law and the role of the UN and World Bank - the big picture
- Sustainability
- Corporate responsibility
- Environmental management tools including EIA and EMS
- Best practice
- The most significant environmental management issues on mine sites
- Management of these issues.

Topics addressed are: International Perspective, Sustainable Development, Corporate Responsibility, Legislation & Regulatory Framework, Risk Management, Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Management Systems & ISO 14001, EMS Case Study, Company Initiatives - corporate reporting/code for environmental management/case studies, Environmental Auditing, Mine Planning/Feasibility Studies/Documentation to Avoid Environmental Impact, Best Practice Environmental Management - an introduction, Environmental issues in mining, Management of Mine Wastes, Mine Tailings Disposal and Storage, Environmental issues in tailings management, Tailings dam incidents, Cyanide Management, Water pollution/Acid Mine Drainage and its remediation, Environmental Monitoring and sampling, Air Quality, Mineral Exploration, Quarries/extractives/industrial minerals, Small scale & placer mining, Uranium mining, Mining in developing countries - a case study, Social impact, Rehabilitation and closure.
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