GH31A: Impacts of Mining, Coal Production, and Coal Combustion Residuals on Human and Planetary Health

Mining for metals, coal, oil sands, industrial minerals, gemstones and rocks has been carried out since the dawn of civilization, providing wealth, energy and building materials, and underpinning social and industrial development. The aim of this session is to evaluate and summarize current knowledge of the adverse effects of resource extraction and the disposal of associated waste materials on critical planetary systems (air, soil, water) as well as human health.


December 2019

From Wednesday, 11 December 2019 08:00 AM

To Wednesday, 11 December 2019 10:00 AM

Moscone West