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Original Paper

UDC 614.8,622© O.M. Zinovieva, L.A. Kolesnikova, A.M. Merkulova, N.A. Smirnova, 2022

ISSN 0041-5790 (Print) • ISSN 2412-8333 (Online) • Ugol’ – Russian Coal Journal, 2022, № 3, pp. 76-80

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18796/0041-5790-2022-3-76-80







Zinovieva O.M.1, Kolesnikova L.A.1,2, Merkulova A.M.1, Smirnova N.A.1

1National University of Science and Technology ”MISIS” (NUST ”MISIS”), Moscow, 119049, Russian Federation

 2Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, Moscow, 117997, Russian Federation

Authors Information

Zinovieva O.M., PhD (Engineering), Associate Professor, e-mail: ozinovieva@yandex.ru

Kolesnikova L.A., PhD (Economic), Associate Professor, e-mail: luzu@yandex.ru

Merkulova A.M., PhD (Engineering), Associate Professor, e-mail: anna-merkulova@yandex.ru

Smirnova N.A., PhD (Engineering), Associate Professor, e-mail: natalyaas@bk.ru



Regardless of the method of extraction, mining enterprises in the course of their activities have a significant impact on all components of the natural environment. Currently, the most effective methods of regulating this impact are based on a risk-based approach.

The article discusses general approaches to environmental risk management, the most common methods of risk assessment, the requirements of the international standards of the environmental management system of the ISO 14000 series. The features of the impact of coal mining enterprises on the environment are analyzed. The analysis of significant environmental aspects for the coal industry at the main stages of the technological process of coal mining and processing is carried out. The advantages of effective environmental risk management at coal industry enterprises are revealed, the main problems and difficulties that arise for enterprises in this area are shown.


Management, Environmental risks, Risk assessment, Mining enterprises, Coal mining enterprises, Environmental safety, Environmental protection, Pollution, Environmental management system.


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For citation

Zinovieva O.M., Kolesnikova L.A., Merkulova A.M. & Smirnova N.A. Environmental risk management at mining enterprises. Ugol’, 2022, (3), pp. 76-80. (In Russ.). DOI: 10.18796/0041-5790-2022-3-76-80

Paper info

Received January 13, 2022

Reviewed February 1, 2022

Accepted February 21, 2022


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