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Safe Management of Mining Waste and Waste Facilities

Safe Management of Mining Waste and Waste Facilities

Objective

The project aims at supporting the implementation of the Directive 2006/21/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the management of waste from the extractive industries and amending Directive 2004/35/EC. The Directive was prepared following several major accidents with a serious impact on the environment, and it has the purpose of ensuring a safer management of the mining waste facilities, so that such accidents will not occur in the future. This project addresses particularly Article 9, which provides for the classification of waste facilities with respect to the possible consequences of an accident, and respectively the Annex II - Waste characterisation and Annex III - Criteria for determining the classification of waste facilities.

The activities of the project are divided into four major work packages as follows:
- Review of Methods for the Characterisation of Mining Waste
- Review of Risk Assessment Methodologies for the Classification of Mining Waste Facilities, including Old/Abandoned Mining Waste Facilities
- Review of Techniques for the Prevention and Abatement of Pollution Generated by Mining Wastes
- Development of a Decision Support Tool for Minimising the Impact of the Mining Industry on the Environment.

The Consortium co-ordinated by BIUTEC, Austria, includes universities, research institutes, NGOs, private enterprises and implementing authorities from 8 European countries, both Members of the EU and Accession Countries.

The experts' team is highly qualified and has many years of experience and research in this area, so that the best outputs can be obtained. The project will build on the results of other projects carried out in this field, and will relate closely to on-going projects, so that there is no overlap in our activities.

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Coordinator

BIUTEC - BIOTECHNOLOGIE- UND UMWELTTECHNOLOGIE FORSCHUNGS- UND ENTWICKLUNGSGESELLSCHAFT M.B.H

Address

Seeboeckgasse 32b
Wien

Austria

Administrative Contact

Rodica Mihaela FRINCU (Ms)

Participants (11)

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UNIVERSITY OF MINING AND GEOLOGY "SAINT IVAN RILSKI"

Bulgaria

INSTYTUT PODSTAW INZYNIERII SRODOWISKA POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK

Poland

AGENTIA PENTRU PROTECTIA MEDIULUI MARAMURES

Romania

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CAGLIARI.

Italy

INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE PENTRU METALE SI RESURSE RADIOACTIVE I.C.P.M.R.R. BUCURESTI

Romania

ASOCIACION PARA LA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO INDUSTRIAL DE LOS RECURSOS NATURALES

Spain

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

Greece

GEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE 'STRASHIMIR DIMITROV' - BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Bulgaria

NORGES TEKNISK - NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET

Norway

UNIVERSITATEA DIN PETROSANI

Romania

INERTEC SNC

France

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 44126

  • Start date

    1 January 2007

  • End date

    30 June 2008

Funded under:

FP6-POLICIES

  • Overall budget:

    € 397 984

  • EU contribution

    € 397 984

Coordinated by:

BIUTEC - BIOTECHNOLOGIE- UND UMWELTTECHNOLOGIE FORSCHUNGS- UND ENTWICKLUNGSGESELLSCHAFT M.B.H

Austria