IMPROVEMENT OF THE GROUND AIR QUALITY AS A RESULT FROM THE INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR ATMOSHPERIC AIR QUALITY AT ASSAREL-MEDET JSC, BULGARIA, 2005-2012

World Mining Congress
Being a mining company, Assarel-Medet has a significant impact upon the environmental components. In order to meet the legal requirements and the requirements stipulated by the effective permits as well as to reduce the environmental imprint throughout the years, the policy of the company to implement a number of projects to improve the environmental components quality and the environmental state in the company’s region. The projects associated with atmospheric air quality management and reduction of the impact exercised by Assarel-Medet JSC by implementing various measures to eliminate the potential sources of the impact, preventive and rehabilitation initiatives as well as organizational and administrative activities are among the most important ones. A stable improvement of atmospheric air quality in the region and minimization of the company impact upon the ground air state in the region was observed in the period from 2005 to 2012 due to the applied measures. This project is a contribution to the environmental protection, in particular to atmospheric air protection, by applying integral monitoring and modeling methods to identify the negative impact by the mining companies and plan measures to reduce and restrict it as well as to improve the quality of the environment and living area of people working and living in the impact range as an element of sustainable development.
Keywords: Air; Concentration; Contaminants; air quality; Dust; industrial; Contamination; Emissions; Atmosphere; Impact;
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