Executor department: EGD, GIS & RSD CENS
Duration (Years): 2008 - 2009
Contractor: “Geopromining” LTD

The project goal was assessing ecological risk of the Sotk mining area from positions of arrangement of a full-scale mining production there. The research included a study and assessment of contents of harmful and toxic substances in the ore and a mining dump.  Complex ecogeochemical investigations allowed to assess conditions of chemical elements migration from the deposit site in water and air migration streams. Also, assessment was done of appropriateness of the mine-adjoining area for industrial construction. Ecological risks were identified and recommendations developed.