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Application Of Ecologically Sustainable Development Principles To Mining In Western Australia: The Windimurra Vanadium Project

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ECO010151

Volume

46

Pages

10

Published

2001

Size

1,062 kb

Author(s)

N. Beckingham & L. Stocker

Abstract

Application of ecologically sustainable development principles to mining in Western Australia: The Windimurra Vanadium Project 1 9 N. Beckingham and L. Stocker * Murdoch University, Postgraduate ^Murdoch University, Lecturer Abstract Today, mining is seen by many in the world community as one of the greatest threats to ecosystems and water resources worldwide. Irrespective of the accuracy of this opinion, clearly both for perceptual and practical reasons the application of Ecologically Sustainable Development (BSD) to mining is an important and necessary step for the mining industry. This paper presents a summary of a dissertation which explored the relationship between extractive mining and BSD in Western Australia (Beckingham, 2000). This was done using the Windimurra Vanadium Project as a case study. The Windimurra Vanadium Project is located approximately 80km southeast of Mt Magnet and was constructed by Vanadium Australia in 1999 at a co

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