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Remediation and reclamation

Task of the State Geological Survey (SGS), carried out on behalf of the Ministry of the Environment (MoE):

In 1996, the Ministry of the Environment decided to create a new database of areas impacted by mining. The impacts of mining had not yet been monitored systematically. The first inventory was compiled in 1983-1989 by the former Czechoslovak Ceramics Company for areas affected by the mining of kaolin and glass sand. A new database structure was proposed, and the data were incorporated into the newly established Hor(MPO)1-01 statistical report.

In 1999, a separate Mine land reclamation and remediation database was developed. Data refer to individual mining leases and mineral deposits for a given year.

Monitored items include:

  • areas impacted by mining,
  • areas impacted by mining,
  • reclaimed areas,
  • financial reserves for remediation and reclamation,
  • financial reserves for mining damages.

The resulting information and surveys regarding mining impacts, remediation, reclamation and generating of financial reserves are compiled in the form of printed spreadsheets that only provide overviews. Complete data are only provided to organizations approved by the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

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