A Reclamation Model for Post-Mining Marble Quarries


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Cinar N. C. , ÖCALIR AKÜNAL E. V.

GAZI UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF SCIENCE, cilt.32, sa.3, ss.757-774, 2019 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 32 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.35378/gujs.475391
  • Dergi Adı: GAZI UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF SCIENCE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.757-774

Özet

The damage caused by mining activities are usually environmental aesthetic disturbances (pits and voids), degradation of the existing topographic structure, the pollution of underground and surface water resources, the problems of dust in the living areas, the negativities in terms of life and property safety, the damages of the vital usage areas and the restriction of the living spaces. A methodology has been defined to determine the best future land use alternative for active marble mining sites. GIS, multi-criteria decision making method and fuzzy logic methods are used together to create a land use suitability model as a decision support tool. The study is limited to marble mining activity in the case study of Antalya, Burdur, and Isparta regions (Turkey). The model results give the best option among the alternative land use classes, agricultural areas (A), afforestation (F), recreational area (R), industrial area (I) and landfill area (L) for the 715 marble mines in the study area.