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PECOMINES JRC Enlargement report
MINING, MINING WASTE AND RELATED ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES:
PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN
EUROPEAN CANDIDATE COUNTRIES
by G. Jordan and M. D’Alessandro Editors
21185 EN report Use of Remote sensing for mapping and Evaluation
of Mining Waste Anomalies at National to Multi-Country Scale
Authors: A.M Videa, S. Sommer, W.Mehl
Options for compiling an inventory of mining waste sites throughout Europe"" (Ed. S. Sommer)
Workshop : "Ways and Novel techniques to establish harmonised inventories
of Waste Materials from Mineral Extraction accross Europe"
The main objective of PECOMINES is to involve Pre-Accession
countries in an EU research action on the environmental impact of mining
waste in collaboration with DG Environment and EEA.
Specific objectives are:
PECOMINES is a European
Commission Joint Research
Center Project which is developed in association with Central and Eastern
European Pre-Accession Countries (PECO
countries), namely Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia,
Lithuania, Poland, Roumania, Slovakia and Slovenia.
to compile an inventory of toxic waste sites from mineral
mining in Pre-Accession countries in relation to “sensitive” catchment
areas, by combining an indicator approach according to the DPSIR framework
and an analysis of satellite remote sensing;
to compare criteria for assessment and remediation of contaminated
areas in candidate countries with regulations adopted by EU Member States
and with the existing EU legislative framework in the area of waste;
to contribute to the assessment of the consequences of the
Baia Mare accident in a perspective of ecosystem protection, by comparing
local approaches to site monitoring and restoration with similar activities
at the site of the Aznalcollar accident in Spain where the JRC is also
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