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dc.contributor.authorManhire, D. A. J.
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-15T00:27:07Z
dc.date.available2012-05-15T00:27:07Z
dc.date.issued1983
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/4458
dc.description.abstractThe Mokau Coalfield, North Taranaki, New Zealand contains about 73 million tonnes of mineable coal which may be required to fire a 1000 MW thermal power station. Planning for development of the coalfield is at an early stage and current investigations are oriented towards coal resource measurement and infrastructure requirements. The predominantly rural environment of the Mokau Coalfield region will suffer a number of impacts if coal development is to proceed at the proposed scale. Early recognition of these impacts, together with recognition of possible constraints on development, is desirable so that development planning may maximise environmental benefits. Traditionally coal development does not incorporate environmental information until the late feasibility stage of planning. It is however desirable to initiate environmental management planning at an early stage of coal resource development planning. Early inclusion of environmental aspects is possible and an approach to environmentally aware management of the Mokau coal resource is illustrated. The approach relies on development of a materials balance for both mining and use sectors of the development. The materials balance details inputs to the development (i.e. resource requirements) and identifies all outputs as primary product, increased inventory or residuals. A planning framework is described whereby environmental factors are incorporated into mainstream planning at the pre-feasibility stage. A number of potential impacts and constraints are identified in this largely indicative study. Before all impacts and constraints can be identified a more detailed study, using the methods developed here, is warranted.en
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherLincoln College, University of Canterbury
dc.rights.urihttps://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/page/rights
dc.subjectMokauen
dc.subjectcoal fielden
dc.subjectNew Zealanden
dc.subjectcoal resource developmenten
dc.subjectinfrastructure requirementsen
dc.subjectenvironmental managementen
dc.subjectenvironmental aspectsen
dc.subjectenvironmental factorsen
dc.subjectpotential impactsen
dc.subjectconstraintsen
dc.titleApproach to management of the Mokau coal resourceen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Canterburyen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science in Resource Managementen
lu.thesis.supervisorHayward, John
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Environmental Management
dc.subject.anzsrc050209 Natural Resource Managementen
dc.subject.anzsrc050204 Environmental Impact Assessmenten
dc.subject.anzsrc050205 Environmental Managementen


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