Few years ago, the Datanghe River Quarry which is located in Gongchangling Zone of Liaoyang City was still an abandoned mine with frequently geological hazards and badly environment but without any grass lives. However now, here is a much beautiful film playing site and sightseeing spot with hundreds acres of blooming lotus and thousands acres of standing trees, which attracts thousands of visitors each day.
The succeed of the Datanghe River Project not only owns the representatives ‘praise of the Liaoning Province Mining Environmental Restoration On-site Meeting, but also a treatment example of the overall province mining problems.
As a province which rich in mining resources, in the fields of mining exploration and exploitation we made an important contribution to the national construction and development. But there always exist a problem of ignoring the environmental protection in the process of mining exploitation because of the historical reasons, which caused and accumulated large environment problems. The affected area in Liaoning Province up to 2202.64 sq.km, the stack pile volume of waste mine slag is up to 4.21 billion cubic meters that covers an area of 146.06 sq.km. These areas are much easier to cause collapse, landslide, debris flow, ground cracks and other geological disasters, which seriously threats people’s life and property safety.
Since 2012, Liaoning Province tried its best to proceed with mining environmental restoration work by means of pushing “Green Mountain Project”and got with primary effect.
Positively implement mining geological environment treatment project to achieve mining ecological environment improvement. In the period of “the 12th Five-year Plan”, Liaoning Province actively applied for public funds to launch mining environment treatment. Using capital of 2.37 billion RMB to restore 46000 mu of mining geological environment. The treated mining geological disasters calculated to 757, the landscape up to 83, and the restored vegetation to 36000 mu. The wasted mines recovered to green again and become to the ecological barrier of our city.
Meanwhile, we establish new system of mining environment restoration and protection as per the principle of “ treating by the developer “ to avoid the deterioration of the ecological environment and monitor the mine enterprises carry out the work of mining environment protection and treatment.
The implement of “Green Mountain Project”boosted the level of mining environment protection and restoration. In Year 2012, our province compiled <the“Green Mountain Project”-Mining Environment Restoration Planning of Liaoning Province> and put forward the idea of new mines planning need to implement synchronize with mining development and management to guarantee the coordinated development of exploitation and management.
With the special funds of 8.7 billion RMB for the “Green Mountain Project”, we carried out the restoration work for the province’s highways, closed mines on both sides of the railways, the treated closed mines totally are 230 with areas of 28700 mu, which significantly improved the mining environment. complete closed pit mines governance 230, completion of treatment with a total area of 2.87 million mu, mine ecological environment improved. At the same time, recovered the production mines for 616 with the area of 43800 mu. Through the series of treatment project, there are 846 of mines recover to green.