WIT Press


Scientific And Informational Facilities For Integrated Risk Management At Ural Contaminated Industrial Site, Russia

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SDP070932

Volume

102

Pages

8

Published

2007

Size

278 kb

Author(s)

N. M. Barysheva

Abstract

This paper presents a model for the creation of a program for the remediation and development of contaminated industrial sites. The model was developed and implemented by taking the Ural town of Karabash, Russia, as an example. This paper (i) includes a detailed scientific analysis of the situation in the town, (ii) considers integrated risks to the health of the population and the regional environment connected to basic sources of danger and (iii) directs efforts to use internal recourses and innovative technologies for waste treatment and territory remediation. To provide the model implementation, a Computer Modeling System was developed. Keywords: contaminated sites, remediation and development, integrated risks management, internal recourses, Computer Modeling System. 1 Introduction This paper presents a model for the creation of a program for the remediation and development of contaminated industrial sites. The model was developed under the International Science and Technology Center projects Nos. 500 and 1872 and was implemented by taking the Ural town of Karabash, Russia, as an example. The city of Karabash stands out against the grave environmental situation of the industrial Ural region. It is called ‘a black spot of the planet’. In the early 20th century the city became a large center for mining and processing of the complex ores (containing copper, zinc, lead, silver, gold, etc.) of the Karabash deposit. A copper smeltery and later a concentrating mill were built there in 1910. In recent years, the city-forming industrial enterprise Karabash Copper-

Keywords

contaminated sites, remediation and development, integrated risks management, internal recourses, Computer Modeling System.