A review of sustainable development in the Chilean mining sector: past, present and future

Ghorbani, Y. and Kuan, S.H. (2017) A review of sustainable development in the Chilean mining sector: past, present and future. International Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment, 31 (2). pp. 137-165. ISSN 1748-0930

Full content URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/17480930.2015.1128799

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Chile is the principal producer of copper with a total of 5.8 million tonnes fine copper production in 2013. Chilean mining industry currently faces a projected increase in waste production, depleting water resources in the arid mining regions of the north and a lack of fossil fuel energy sources. In this study, a review of the historical background of environmental practices in Chile is presented, focused between 1970 and 2010. A review of the current state of sustainable development, comprising energy, water, stakeholder participation, environmental impacts and institutional decentralisation in the mining industry is presented. © 2016 Taylor & Francis.

Keywords:Copper, Copper smelting, Economic geology, Environmental impact, Fossil fuel deposits, Fossil fuels, Planning, Decentralisation, energy, Environmental practices, Fossil fuel energy, Historical background, Stakeholder participation, Waste production, Sustainable development, copper, decentralization, energy resource, fossil fuel, mining industry, stakeholder, Water resources, Copper production, Chile
Subjects:F Physical Sciences > F100 Chemistry
Divisions:College of Science > School of Chemistry
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