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Sustainable Mining: Case Study for Bauxite Mining in Pahang

M. M., Yusoff and Abdul Syukor, Abd Razak and Doh, Shu Ing and Gaanty Pragas, Maniam and Mohamad Idris, Ali and Muzamir, Hasan and Noram Irwan, Ramli and Zulkefli, Yaacob (2017) Sustainable Mining: Case Study for Bauxite Mining in Pahang. Academy of Sciences Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. ISBN 978-983-29153-4-8

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Abstract

Bauxite mining in Kuantan, Pahang started in early 2013 with small-scale mining in Balok and later expanded to Bukit Goh, Bukit Sagu and Sungai Karang. The rapid expansion, from 343,000 tonnes to 3.72 million tonnes from January to September 2015, coupled with uncontrolled and unsustainable legal and illegal mining activities has resulted in an environmental disaster. Government through the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment first imposed a three-month moratorium on all bauxite mining activities in Pahang on 15 January 2016. However, the moratorium has been extended several times with the current period ending on 31 December 2017 (as of June 2017).

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aluminium mines; mining; Mineral industries; bauxite; Pahang
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
K Law > K Law (General)
Q Science > Q Science (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Civil Engineering & Earth Resources
Faculty of Industrial Sciences And Technology
Depositing User: Dr. Doh Shu Ing
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2019 07:12
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2019 07:12
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/22621
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