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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Environment Australia wishes to thank the following people for their assistance in producing this booklet: Dr Sam Ward for preparing the first edition of the booklet (1995); Mr Stewart Needham for drafting this revised edition and the BPEM Steering Committee which oversees the management of the BPEM program. The Committee consists of representatives from individual mining companies (BHP Billiton Coal, Western Mining Corporation, Rio Tinto and Newmont Australia), the Minerals Council of Australia, research institutions (Geoscience Australia and CSIRO Land and Water), government (NSW Department of Mineral Resources and Environment Australia) and non-government organizations (Mineral Policy Institute). The Steering Committee assisted the authors without necessarily endorsing their views. The series illustration of the Koalas by Christer Eriksson was commissioned by BHP Billiton Transport. Reproduced courtesy of BHP Billiton Transport Cover photo: Mining of iron ore, Hamersley Range, northern Western Australia. Minimising environmental damage by improving environmental planning, management and rehabilitation throughout the mining and energy industries, and communicating the industries' environmental achievements to the public, is an important part of achieving ecologically sustainable development. Photo courtesy DFAT Information contained in this publication may be copied or reproduced for study, research, information or educational purposes, subject to inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source. ©2002 Commonwealth of Australia ISBN 0 642 48797 9 of the series 0 642 19418 1 Environment Australia incorporates the environment programs of the Federal Department of the Environment and Heritage.
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Overview of Best Practice Environmental Management in Mining One Booklet in a series on BEST PRACTICE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT IN MINING Environment Australia August 2002 Strip mining of coal using draglines moves very large volumes of overburden and poses significant challenges for land rehabilitation and post-mining void management. The mine site is about 5 km wide by 20 km long. Goonyella mine (BHP Billiton Coal Pty Ltd), central Queensland, April 2001. Photo: Stewart Needham
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FOREWORD Protecting the environment is a priority for all members of our society. Governments have a key role in setting environmental standards and ensuring that individuals and organisations meet them. Increasingly, however, governments, industry and community organisations are working as partners to protect our environment for present and future generations. Representatives of the minerals industry in Australia and Environment Australia, (the environment arm of the Federal Government), are working together to collect and present information on a variety of topics that illustrate and explain best practice environmental management in Australia's minerals industry. This publication is one of a series of booklets aimed at assisting all sectors of the minerals industry to protect the environment and to reduce the impacts of minerals
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