Environmental impacts of sand mining in the city of Santarém, Amazon region, Northern Brazil

Environmental impacts of sand mining in the city of Santarém, Amazon region, Northern Brazil Environ Dev Sustain https://doi.org/10.1007/s10668-018-0183-2 Environmental impacts of sand mining in the city of Santarém, Amazon region, Northern Brazil 1,2 2 Eduardo Francisco da Silva  · Darlisson Fernandes Bento  · 3 2 2 Anderson Conceição Mendes  · Fábio Góis da Mota  · Luiz Carlos Silva Mota  · 1,2 2 Arthur Iven Tavares Fonseca  · Rodolfo Maduro Almeida  · Livaldo de Oliveira Santos Received: 12 October 2017 / Accepted: 22 May 2018 © Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract The urban growth in the Amazon countryside region was led by great infra- structure projects, which demanded a major amount of raw material for civil construction such as sand. The sand mining in the Santarém city, Pará state, is being developed over siliciclastic rocks from the Alter do Chão Formation. This exploitation lacks technical knowledge and standards, leading to low regard for the environment. The main purposes of this paper are to map the sand exploitation areas in Santarém and to understand their impacts on nearby communities throughout the whole life cycle of the mine. For that a case study was performed in Serra do Índio, where sand mining was an important activity for many years. The volume of withdrawn sand was determined, the environmental impacts were identified and classified, and measures to mitigate the main impacts were proposed. Overall, 21 sand-mining areas http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png "Environment, Development and Sustainability" Springer Journals

Environmental impacts of sand mining in the city of Santarém, Amazon region, Northern Brazil

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2018 by Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature
Subject
Environment; Sustainable Development; Environmental Management; Environmental Economics; Ecology; Economic Growth; Economic Geology
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1387-585X
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1573-2975
D.O.I.
10.1007/s10668-018-0183-2
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Environ Dev Sustain https://doi.org/10.1007/s10668-018-0183-2 Environmental impacts of sand mining in the city of Santarém, Amazon region, Northern Brazil 1,2 2 Eduardo Francisco da Silva  · Darlisson Fernandes Bento  · 3 2 2 Anderson Conceição Mendes  · Fábio Góis da Mota  · Luiz Carlos Silva Mota  · 1,2 2 Arthur Iven Tavares Fonseca  · Rodolfo Maduro Almeida  · Livaldo de Oliveira Santos Received: 12 October 2017 / Accepted: 22 May 2018 © Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract The urban growth in the Amazon countryside region was led by great infra- structure projects, which demanded a major amount of raw material for civil construction such as sand. The sand mining in the Santarém city, Pará state, is being developed over siliciclastic rocks from the Alter do Chão Formation. This exploitation lacks technical knowledge and standards, leading to low regard for the environment. The main purposes of this paper are to map the sand exploitation areas in Santarém and to understand their impacts on nearby communities throughout the whole life cycle of the mine. For that a case study was performed in Serra do Índio, where sand mining was an important activity for many years. The volume of withdrawn sand was determined, the environmental impacts were identified and classified, and measures to mitigate the main impacts were proposed. Overall, 21 sand-mining areas

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"Environment, Development and Sustainability"Springer Journals

Published: May 29, 2018

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