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Journal of Environment Pollution and Human Health. 2014, 2(1), 23-26
DOI: 10.12691/jephh-2-1-5
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Seismic Hazard and Ecological Risks in Mining Regions

Vladislav ZAALISHVILI1, and Olga BURDZIEVA2

1Laboratory of Engineering Seismology, Center of Geophysical Investigations of VSC RAS and RNO-A, Vladikavkaz, Russia

2Laboratory of Mining Ecology, Center of Geophysical Investigations of VSC RAS and RNO-A, Vladikavkaz, Russia

Pub. Date: January 10, 2014

Cite this paper:
Vladislav ZAALISHVILI and Olga BURDZIEVA. Seismic Hazard and Ecological Risks in Mining Regions. Journal of Environment Pollution and Human Health. 2014; 2(1):23-26. doi: 10.12691/jephh-2-1-5

Abstract

In connection with the growing anthropogenic impact the protection of environment became the global issue. The portion to the environmental pollution made by the mining industry is significant. The territory of North Ossetia is located in the zone of high seismicity and it is characterized by the greatest seismic risk, since in conditions of high seismic hazard there is the greatest density of population in North Caucasus. In the case of earthquakes with intensity of 5 points the site, folded by some type of soil and occupied by tailings dump (wastes of mining industry), will be under active impact. To assess the pollution of the territory as closely related parameter, the development of neoplasm among the inhabitants of the urbanized mountain territory on the example of Vladikavkaz city was investigated.

Keywords:
ecological seismic risk hazard mining industry disease neoplasma

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