1.2 Scope

Using text, photographs, figures, tables and selected case studies, the handbook provides a toolkit for implementing leading practice in the management of airborne contaminants, noise and vibration on mine sites.

This handbook is the successor to two handbooks in the Best Practice Environmental Management in Mining Series, Dust control and Noise, vibration and airblast control. Although it deals with a range of gaseous and particle emissions, the management of greenhouse gas emissions is beyond the scope of the handbook, due to the complexity of the issues involved, including the variety of stakeholder groups and the extension beyond local boundaries.

The contributors to this handbook have a wide range of experience in their respective fields. We trust the information provided, including the

numerous case studies, will be of considerable practical use in helping readers integrate leading practice into mining operations, thereby maintaining the social licence to operate mines and quarries in Australia and beyond.

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