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Risk Assessment Considerations in the Donetsk Basin - Mine Closure and Spoil Dumps

While there are numerous environmental and social effects related to the mining of coal in Ukraine, this document addresses one key category – that of the ongoing environmental effects of the many mine spoil dumps that litter the Ukrainian landscape. Because of their makeup, positioning and condition, these dumps affect society and all the natural media (air, water, subsurface) negatively. This work is a response from the ENVSEC Initiative to these challenges.

Full report:  English  | Russian [doc 2.3mb ]

Summary of findings: English [pdf]

Letters of support: Russian with English translation [pdf 12mb]

State of the Environment in Donetsk, Ukraine, 2007 [zip]

Global Environmental Outlook, Donetsk, Ukraine, 2006 [zip]

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