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Review summary of existing legislation related to SCALE processes

  • Health and safety
  • Land-use planning
  • Permitting processes / policy integration
  • Reporting official statistics
  • Socio-economic and environmental impact assessments

Challenge the practice is addressing: To review existing legislation, environmental health and safety controls to be considered at the research and development stage for SCALE processes.

Concrete practice to achieve the expected goal: The main hazards forseen are exposure to certain gases, liquids and solids during processing/in case of accidents and generation of minor waste streams (solid, liquid, air). Existing legislation related to Occupational Health & Safety and waste/environmental quality have been reviewed. Please see pp 27- 41 for the review.

Who is the target user group of the practice/intervention or implementing the practice/intervention? Public policy

D5.1 Environmental, health and safety controls that should be taken into account in SCALE technology development (p. 27-41)
Data item type
Knowledge base
Practice type
Public policy
Report / document
Learning relevance
Guidelines / guidance document
Case study
Metalliferous minerals
Extractive life-cycle
Post-exploitation phase (i.e. rehabilitation)
Exploitation phase
Sustainability scope
Planning beyond the mine life
Holistic risk management and emergency preparedness
Air emissions
Waste management