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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B13/S3.020

CONDITION OF LOCALITIES IN POST-MINING IN THE CZECH-POLISH BORDERLAND WITH FOCUS ON THE OSTRAVA-KARVINA COALFIELD

V.Hudecek, M. Mikolas
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-09-4 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 1, Vol. 3, 147-154 pp

ABSTRACT
Coal mining in the Czech-Polish borderland is concentrated in the Ostrava-Karvina Coalfield, which forms the southwest part of the Upper Silesian hard coal basin. By the closure of mining companies and mining plants of underground mines, many changes in the composition of surface constructions have occurred. Extensive remediation and reclamation of devastated areas are aimed at ensuring the return of the landscape where environmental damage has occurred due to industrial activities to a useful purpose. At present, experience together with the phasing out of mining leads to remedying the effects of mining activity, which is controlled in advance and according to conditions of environmental protection. In the article, evident changes in the surface of closed underground mines and possible trends in the further use of reclaimed areas, constructions and equipment left empty after coal mining are stated. The article is supplemented by a number of photographs documenting these changes.

Keywords: Closed mine workings, cultural monuments, gas drainage