Reclamation and Regeneration of Landscapes after Brown Coal Opencast Mining in Six Different Countries

  • Ulrich Stottmeister
  • Alena Mudroch
  • Christopher Kennedy
  • Zdena Matiova
  • Jacek Sanecki
  • Ivan Svoboda
Part of the Environmental Engineering book series (ESE)

Abstract

The states of Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt in central Germany have a long history of heavy industry. This tradition was continued following the foundation of communist East Germany in 1949. However, throughout its lifetime, much of East German industry remained of pre-war vintage. Until the regime collapsed in 1989, efforts were primarily directed towards boosting industrial output, with scant attention being paid to the environmental costs. A similarly negligent attitude prevailed in Poland, Czechoslovakia, and the other Eastern Bloc countries.

Keywords

Dust Sulphide Mercury Manganese Uranium 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ulrich Stottmeister
    • 1
  • Alena Mudroch
    • 2
  • Christopher Kennedy
    • 3
  • Zdena Matiova
    • 4
  • Jacek Sanecki
    • 5
  • Ivan Svoboda
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Remediation ResearchUFZ Centre for Environmental Research Leipzig-HalleLeipzigGermany
  2. 2.National Water Research InstituteBurlingtonCanada
  3. 3.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of TorontoToronto
  4. 4.HGM, Ltd.ZilinaSlovakian Republic
  5. 5.K. Starmach Institute, Freshwater BiologyPolish Academy of SciencesKrakówPoland
  6. 6.R-Princip Most, s.r.o.MostCzech Republic

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