Towards a sustainability criteria and indicators framework for legacy mine land

Worrall, Rhys Creswell, Neil, David T., Brereton, David J. and Mulligan, David R. (2009) Towards a sustainability criteria and indicators framework for legacy mine land. Journal of Cleaner Production, 17 16: 1426-1434. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2009.04.013

Author Worrall, Rhys Creswell
Neil, David T.
Brereton, David J.
Mulligan, David R.
Title Towards a sustainability criteria and indicators framework for legacy mine land
Journal name Journal of Cleaner Production   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0959-6526
Publication date 2009-11
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jclepro.2009.04.013
Open Access Status
Volume 17
Issue 16
Start page 1426
End page 1434
Total pages 9
Editor D. Huisingh
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject 8498 Environmentally Sustainable Mineral Resource Activities
0502 Environmental Science and Management
Abstract Sustainable development practices have become an integral part of most major mining companies’ business activities. However, the history of mining and the negative impacts it has had on the natural and social environment mean future mining activities, rightly or wrongly, will be judged against the legacies of the past and current poor performers. Legacy mine land, defined here as land which has been mined and is now being used for another purpose, or is orphaned, abandoned or derelict and in need of remedial work, is one management challenge that will be judged in the context of sustainable development. Globally, millions of such sites exist. Having criteria against which to measure progress toward or away from sustainable development goals is a key to delivering results. The aim of this research was to develop a sustainability criteria and indicators framework to suit the particular needs of legacy mine land. The resulting framework consists of 14 criteria and 72 indicators.
Keyword Sustainable mining
Legacy mine land
Abandoned mines
Criteria and indicators
Q-Index Code C1
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