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Impact on the coastal environment of marine aggregates mining
Charlier, R.H. (2002). Impact on the coastal environment of marine aggregates mining. Int. J. Environ. Stud. 59(3): 297-322. hdl.handle.net/10.1080/00207230211304
In: International Journal of Environmental Studies. Gordon and Breach Science Publishers: New York; Paris; London. ISSN 0020-7233, more
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Keyword
    Marine
Author keywords
    Sand, Gravel, Dredging, Benthos, Geographical Round-up

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Abstract
    The higher demand for construction materials and the depletion of land sources, coupled with sterner environmental restrictions, led suppliers to turn to the sea, particularly to the near-shore areas. Several of these mining operations are illegal, many are damaging for the coastal and off-shore environment, some are threatening coast lines including in such sensitive areas as the coral reefs. A case study is examined for Australia.

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