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Actions and progress

The TECMINE project has just begun!

Actions

The project is divided in different technical actions:

  1. Morphology restoration by the implementation of different techniques such as GeoFluvTM, with focus on identifying and replicating a reference scenario (similar characteristics of lithology, climate and soil) and managing water flows in order to reduce erosion.
  2. Rock slopes landscape integration by techniques based on identifying instabilities and acting on them to eliminate long-term risks by seeking the geotechnical stability of the strata.
  3. New top soil creation by mixing the material available in the mine (i.e. sand, clay and colluvium) and adding organic matter.
  4. Site preparation for plants by new Microcatchment to maximize water availability for plants which is the main limiting factor in ecological restoration in Mediterranean region.
  5. Plantation of 10.000 plants of 16 different species and creation of 8 new habitat types (3 priority habitats: 9530, 9560 and 6220)

Along the project, different communication actions are planned such as technical conferences, open days, informative talks, educational activities, etc., to disseminate mine restoration practices, transfer knowledge and change opinion on negative aspects of mining activity.

We are working on

  1. Execute mine restoration, starting with earth movements

  2. Producing the plant will be used for restoring the vegetation cover in the mine area.

  3. Organize a training course for public administration professionals on innovative geomorphological restoration techniques

Next events

In October, we are going to participate in the National Aggregates Congress (Santiago de Compostela), where the TECMINE project will be presented.