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USE OF LCA IN THE MINING INDUSTRY AND RESEARCH CHALLENGES Pascal Lesagel,2
 

Summary: USE OF LCA IN THE MINING INDUSTRY AND RESEARCH CHALLENGES
Pascal Lesagel,2
, Catherine Reid1
, Manuele Margni1
,
Michel Aubertin3
, Louise Deschênes1
1
CIRAIG, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Québec
2
Sylvatica, Québec
3
Industrial NSERC Polytechnique-UQAT Chair, Environment and Mine Wastes Management -
École Polytechnique de Montréal, Québec
ABSTRACT
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a holistic environmental assessment tool that allows the
compilation and evaluation of the inputs, outputs, and potential environmental impacts of a
product or service throughout its life cycle, from cradle to grave (i.e., from resource extraction
and transformation to final disposal, including production and use stages). The relevance of
LCA for the mining industry is twofold. First, the mining industry has a role in providing the

  

Source: Aubertin, Michel - Département des génies civil, géologique et des mines, École Polytechnique de Montréal

 

Collections: Engineering; Environmental Management and Restoration Technologies