An Environmental Study of Artisanal, Small, and Medium Mining in Bolivia, Chile, and Peru, Volumes 23-429

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Gary McMahon
World Bank Publications, Jan 1, 1999 - Technology & Engineering - 61 pages
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"Mining exploration investment in the Latin American and Caribbean region has increased 130 percent in the last five years, a figure which increases to 500 percent, if Chile is excluded."Governments have revamped mining legislation to enable private investment while becoming more sensitive to environmental factors. In light of this legislation, this report examines the environmental effects of artisanal, small, and medium mines in three Latin American Countries: Bolivia, Chile, and Peru. Four of the most important elements to be considered are: The age of the mine Management of tailings The heterogeneity of the artisanal and small mine sectors The increasing need to take cultural considerations into account in the decision making process. The paper contains results of the studies on the various mining sectors, strategy and policy recommendations, and country study summaries.
 

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Gary McMahon is the acclaimed author of nine novels and several short story collections. His latest novel releases are BEYOND HERE LIES NOTHING (the third in the acclaimed Concrete Grove series, published by Solaris) THE END (an apocalyptic drama published by NewCon Press) and THE BONES OF YOU (a supernatural mystery published by Earthling Publications), and his short fiction has been reprinted in various "Year's Best" volumes. Gary lives with his family in Yorkshire, where he trains in Shotokan karate and likes running in the rain. Website: www.garymcmahon.com