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ArticleName Review of global trends in meeting the ecological challenges of the mining industry. Part II: Field tests and lab-scale analytical research in Russia
DOI 10.17580/em.2022.02.18
ArticleAuthor Zenkov I. V., Vokin V. N., Kiryushina E. V., Maglinets Yu. A.

Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk, Russia:

Zenkov I. V., Professor, Doctor of Engineering Sciences,
Vokin V. N., Professor, Candidate of Engineering Sciences
Kiryushina E. V., Associate Professor, Candidate of Engineering Sciences
Maglinets Yu. A., Professor, Candidate of Engineering Sciences


This article describes the applied research outcomes in the field of restoration ecology in the Russian regions which carry out open pit mining of solid minerals of all types. Russian ecologists address the issues connected with the evaluation and recovery of soil cover, improvement of the wildlife habitat quality, as well as with the air, water and vegetation ecosystem refining in open pit mining regions. The infomedia for dealing with ecological challenges have shaped in the course of the field testing and lab-scale analysis. All researchers highlight the large scale of the manmade damage caused to natural landscapes and emphasize the necessity of ecological balance acceleration and maintenance on the lands damaged by the mineral mining and processing industry.

keywords Mining industry of Russia, open pit mining, mining industry ecology, ecological challenges, land reclamation, species biodiversity preservation, water and vegetation ecosystem recovery, human ecology

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