Concept of risk assessment for Estonian oil shale mines

Jyri Rivaldo Pastarus, Sergei Sabanov

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Abstract

The paper deals with the risk assessment problems in Estonian oil shale mines, where the room-and-pillar mining with blasting is used. This study addresses risks associated with the collapse of mining blocks, including environmental problems. Some of the various factors, which are relevant to Estonian oil shale mines, are determined. For risk estimation the event tree is used. Investigation showed that the likelihood and the consequences of the risk are not acceptable. Risk mitigation process reduces the likelihood. The used concept of risk assessment method is applicable for Estonian oil shale mines. It may be used for different purposes and levels. The results of the risk assessment are of particular interest for practical purposes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Scientific and Practical Conference on Environment, Technology and Resources
PublisherRezekne Higher Education Institution
Pages237-242
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9984779068, 9789984779065
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2005
Event5th International Scientific and Practical Conference on Environment, Technology and Resources - Rezekne, Latvia
Duration: Jun 16 2005Jun 18 2005

Publication series

NameVide. Tehnologija. Resursi - Environment, Technology, Resources
ISSN (Print)1691-5402

Conference

Conference
CountryLatvia
CityRezekne
Period6/16/056/18/05

Keywords

  • Collapse
  • Event tree
  • Mining block
  • Mitigation
  • Probability
  • Risk analysis
  • Risk assessment
  • Risk evaluation
  • Risk management
  • Surface subsidence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)

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    Pastarus, J. R., & Sabanov, S. (2005). Concept of risk assessment for Estonian oil shale mines. In Proceedings of the 5th International Scientific and Practical Conference on Environment, Technology and Resources (pp. 237-242). (Vide. Tehnologija. Resursi - Environment, Technology, Resources). Rezekne Higher Education Institution. https://doi.org/10.17770/etr2005vol1.2141