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An evaluation of some mining related SSSIs within the context of Part IIA Environmental Protection Act

Klinck, B.A.; Newsham, R.; Shaw, M.; Cotes, S.; Wetherell, A.. 2004 An evaluation of some mining related SSSIs within the context of Part IIA Environmental Protection Act. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 25pp. (CR/04/075N) (Unpublished)

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Abstract/Summary

This report describes the results of jointly funded project by the British Geological Survey and English Nature to develop a GIS approach to prioritising mineralogical SSSIs. The object and rationale was to prioritise sites for follow on studies aimed at assessing pollution potential within the context of the Environmental Protection Act, Part IIA. The first part of the report introduces the main elements of the Part IIA legislation of relevance to abandoned mining. A brief account of the forthcoming EU Mine Waste Directive is also presented to set this study within a European context. The second part of the report deals with a description of the main environmental hazards linked to abandoned mining. The report goes on to briefly describe the English metallogenic setting relevant to the SSSIs and the minerals; both ore and gangue, of potential environmental concern are noted. An account of the GIS decision support application is then presented and the development of the scoring scheme based on the concept of ranked pollutant linkages. The final section of the report presents the GIS outputs in ranked tabular form and recommendations are made for prioritising follow up work based on this output. The site prioritisations for each site are presented on the CDs in the Appendix.

Item Type: Publication - Report
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Other
Funders/Sponsors: British Geological Survey
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: This item has been internally reviewed, but not externally peer-reviewed.
Date made live: 26 Mar 2020 15:17 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/527338

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