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Raising environmental awareness among miners in Iran

Author(s): Ezatollah Mozaffari

Journal: International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education
ISSN 2146-0329

Volume: 3;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 121;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: Vocational learning | environmental awareness | mine wastes | research survey.

Generation of waste is inevitable but controllable in minerals industry. The aim of this research is to find ways forraising environmental awareness among miners. Miners’ attitude towards environmental mining has been investigated. A survey has been done collecting mine managers’ point of view coupled with current trend on mine waste management in Iran. Their opinions on methods used for minerals extraction and waste productionare sought in order to investigate possible educational schemes for waste reduction and mine waste disposal. The type and quantity of waste produced by respondents have been identified to prioritise the wastes produced in minesites. Environmental legislations and policies for good practice minerals extraction are surveyed anddemonstrated. These are regarded as our clients’ preferences on managing mining waste. When combined with other existing policies and methods, they could become part of a learning program to boost awareness among miners.
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