A landscape design approach for the sustainable reclamation activities of a post-mining area in Cartagena, SE Spain

Sebla Kabas, Ángel Faz, Dora M. Carmona, Silvia Martínez-Martínez, Raúl Zornoza, Jose A. Acosta

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Abstract

Utilization of Cartagena-La Unión Mining District (SE Spain) for more than 2500 years created deleterious effects on the environment and human health because of its chemical and physical characteristics. These effects can be ameliorated by the help of sustainable reclamation activities which can be seen as a required solution in order to return the mining area to an acceptable environmental condition. Sustainable reclamation activities, which require an extensive ecological knowledge, have to consider landscape values and functionality of the area, with the attention to the historical, socioeconomic and cultural aspects.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTailings and Mine Waste'10 - Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Tailings and Mine Waste
Pages419-426
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event14th International Conference on Tailings and Mine Waste'10 - Vail, CO, United States
Duration: 17 Oct 201020 Oct 2010

Publication series

NameTailings and Mine Waste'10 - Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Tailings and Mine Waste

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on Tailings and Mine Waste'10
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityVail, CO
Period17/10/1020/10/10

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