Mine Closure

  • Subodh Kumar Maiti


Mine closure—as a process—refers to the period of time when the operational stage of a mine is ending or has ended and the final decommissioning and mine rehabilitation is being undertaken. Closure may be only temporary in some cases or may lead into a programme of care and maintenance. In this sense, the term mine closure encompasses a wide range of drivers, processes and outcomes. The goal of mine closure is mine completion (Ghose 2011).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Subodh Kumar Maiti
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  1. 1.Indian School of Mines Department of Environmental Science and EngineeringCentre for Mining EnvironmentDhanbadIndia

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