Environmental Sensitivity and Management of Toxic Chemical Waste in Mining Industry with Special Reference to Cyanide

Patil Yogesh B and Kulkarni Anil R (2008) Environmental sensitivity and management of toxic chemical waste in mining industry with special reference to cyanide. In: High Performing Organizations: Needs and Challenges, Tata McGraw Hill Publications, Part D: pp. 183-196.

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Yogesh Patil

Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Pune, India

Anil Kulkarni

Chhatrapati Shahu Institute of Business Education

Date Written: November 6, 2014

Abstract

Wide ranges of toxic and hazardous (T&H) chemicals are being synthesized and produced by man on grand scales in a variety of industrial processes for its use in agricultural, commercial, household and industrial systems. One such known toxic chemical is ‘cyanide’. It produced on large scale for its use in various industries. Consequently, these industries emanate huge quantity of free cyanide, metal-cyanides and thiocyanate containing wastes in solid, liquid or gaseous form. If improperly managed, greater degree of risk is involved in releasing such wastes and has therefore become an issue of ‘Environmental Sensitivity (ES)’. ES is a condition or number of conditions, where symptoms are linked to the exposures of relatively low level of toxic or hazardous chemicals. The obvious reasons are (i) health and safety aspects of workers in industrial environment; and (ii) impact on various environmental segments like air, water, soil and life forms. This has created challenging problem confronting the present day so called ‘technological society’. In a developing country like India, there is a negative legacy among the corporate bodies towards managing the natural resources and wastes due to one or the several reasons, main being the cost. In order to safeguard the industrial and natural environment from the deleterious impact of cyanide wastes, it is imperative to implement effective management practices to bring the level of these pollutants within the permissible limits as prescribed by the statutory agencies. The present paper describes the various aspects of cyanide and the corporate response towards managing the industrial and natural environment.

Keywords: Cyanide, Metal-cyanides, Toxic chemical, Mining Industry, Environmental sensitivity, Safety Management, Risk Management

Suggested Citation

Patil, Yogesh and Kulkarni, Anil, Environmental Sensitivity and Management of Toxic Chemical Waste in Mining Industry with Special Reference to Cyanide (November 6, 2014). Patil Yogesh B and Kulkarni Anil R (2008) Environmental sensitivity and management of toxic chemical waste in mining industry with special reference to cyanide. In: High Performing Organizations: Needs and Challenges, Tata McGraw Hill Publications, Part D: pp. 183-196.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2519901

Yogesh Patil (Contact Author)

Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Pune, India ( email )

Lavale (Hill top)
Gram: Lavale, Tal: Mulshi, Dist: Pune
Pune, Maharashtra 412115
India

HOME PAGE: http://https://siu.edu.in/research.php

Anil Kulkarni

Chhatrapati Shahu Institute of Business Education

Kolhapur
India

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