TECHNOLOGY OF ARTIFICIAL DEPOSIT PRESERVATION AT THE KURSK MAGNETIC ANOMALY
 
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Saint-Petersburg Mining University, 21st Vasilevsky Ostrov, Line 2, Saint Petersburg, 199106, Russia
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Maria A. Pashkevich   

Saint Petersburg Mining University, 21st line V.O., 2, 199106 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Publish date: 2016-09-20
 
J. Ecol. Eng. 2016; 17(4):11–16
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An evaluation of existing insulation and remediation technologies for solid mineral waste storages is carried out. Results of field observations at one of the largest tailings in Russia are given. A quality of atmospheric air, and surface and ground water are estimated in the impact areas of a magnetic separation waste storage at an iron ore deposit of the Kursk Magnetic Anomaly. An effective method of landfill’s surface insulation using polymeric materials is offered. The technological insulation process by means of a self-propelled screening machine is described. The suggested method will allow preserving an artificial deposit until the time of its rational mining, stopping water and wind erosion from its surface. Environmental conditions in its location area will be improved and pollution of atmosphere, soil, and natural water will be reduced.