Environmental Issues with Best Management Practices in Energy and Mineral Production

  • Gurdeep SinghEmail author
Conference paper


There is a widespread concern of environmental and social issues in energy and mineral production. Management of these issues in a responsible manner is a big challenge for sustainability of energy and mineral sectors. This paper presents the major environmental issues such as greenhouse gases emissions, acid rain, ground-level ozone disturbance to hydrologic regime, water conservation, acid mine drainage, heavy metals contamination, siltation of productive and agriculture lands, changes in land-use patterns, ecological disturbance coupled with the societal development issues. Application of best management practices (BMPs) in select cases has also been presented to demonstrate the responsible mining in management of environmental and social issues.


Environmental issues in mining Best management practices (BMPs) Societal development Mine water augmentation Land-use management 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Centre of Mining EnvironmentIndian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines)DhanbadIndia

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