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The Interference of Abandoned Mining Sites with the Surrounding Human Communities

Ionce Anca / Ionce Ruxandra
Published Online: 2018-11-14 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/pesd-2018-0031


The social, economic and environmental effects of the mining activities on the surrounding human communities, specifically after the cessation of such profile units without undertaking the necessary safety and greening measures, are rarely analysed in our country.

The modifications in quality and capacity of economic use of the abandoned mining perimeters after the cessation of activity, corroborated with the pressure exercised by the citizens to re-establish the ownership rights, with the impact on the general state of health and security of the local population, are only some of the forms of social impact these areas have.

In the Suceava County there are over 15 abandoned mining sites in populated areas.

The present paper will address these issues in critical areas in the Suceava County and will present the forms of risk these areas pose on the health and safety of the surrounding human communities, most of which are due to the lack of measures meant to reduce the ecological impact of the mining sites after their abandonment.

Keywords: abandoned mining sites; health risks; social responsability


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Published Online: 2018-11-14

Published in Print: 2018-10-01

Citation Information: Present Environment and Sustainable Development, Volume 12, Issue 2, Pages 83–91, ISSN (Online) 2284-7820, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/pesd-2018-0031.

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