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Landscaping and Ecology in the Lignite Mining Area of Maritza-East, Bulgaria

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Abstract

The study on the future mining concept of the open-cast mine Trojovano-North, Bulgaria which is presented in this paper was prepared in close cooperation with Bulgarian specialists. It particularly takes into account ecological aspects. The mining concept clearly shows that economy and ecology can be combined usefully. The advantages are among others reduced occupation of land, avoiding of river and village translocation and the efficient use of chernozems for topsoil. Various landscape elements are used for the improvement of the ecological conditions in this intensively agricultural area. The illustrated measures show that the mining impacts on nature can be limited, minimized and balanced. It is possible to win the required public acceptance.

Key words

lignite mining mining dumps mine spoil reclamation topsoiling landscaping post mining landscape 

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Lausitzer Braunkohle AGSenftenbergGermany
  2. 2.Committee for EnergeticsSofiaBulgaria

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