A Look at Environmental Risks to Mine Projects with Special Reference to the Role of Governments
Organization: The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Jan 1, 1994
The types of risk to mining projects using environmental protection as justification are examined. In Australia, Governments, whether Federal or State, enforce environmental legislation. The way they do This has an impact on the risk to a project. This is discussed and examples are taken from the Northern Territory uranium industry. Special reference is made to mine closures where the roles are not yet entrenched.