Quarries and the Environment in the Kurdistan Region, Iraq

Keywords: Quarries; Pollution; Environment; Kurdistan Region.

Abstract

Quarries of different types and uses and quarried materials can be foundeverywhere in the Kurdistan region, Iraq. The main quarries are those of limestone used for cement production, and they are of multiphases and are well designed. Other quarries are randomly located without any scientific aspects; these are used for local purposes, mainly for aggregates. However, they are all polluting the environment (air, water, and soil) in different intensities and moods.

 

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Author Biography

Varoujan K. Sissakian, University Kurdistan Hewler

Department of Natural Resources Engineering and Management, School of Science and Engineering, University of Kurdistan Hewler, Kurdistan Region - F.R. Iraq

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Published
2019-12-27
How to Cite
Sissakian, V. (2019, December 27). Quarries and the Environment in the Kurdistan Region, Iraq. UKH Journal of Science and Engineering, 3(2), 52-60. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.25079/ukhjse.v3n2y2019.pp52-60
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Letters