Kicki J., Sobczyk E. — International Mining Forum: new technologies in underground mining safety in mines: proceedings of the Fifth International Mining Forum 2004, February 24-29, 2004, Cracow-Szczyrk-Wieliczka, Poland
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Название: International Mining Forum: new technologies in underground mining safety in mines: proceedings of the Fifth International Mining Forum 2004, February 24-29, 2004, Cracow-Szczyrk-Wieliczka, Poland
Авторы: Kicki J., Sobczyk E.
We live in a most fascinating world that is constantly changing. The saying: “We are
changing the earth even before we are able to understand it” is most appropriate.
Unfortunately among the reasons of this change is also mining activities. Profound
interference by mining in the environment doesn’t encourage many friends. However it is
hard to imagine any well-functioning economy without mineral resources.
So you may ask what kind of intentions were behind the organizing of the
International Mining Forum. I believe that it is possible to combine the development of
the mining industry with the implementation of sustained development (defined by the
Brundtland Commission as “development that meets the needs of the present generation
without undermining the capacity of future generations to meet their needs”). The
reflection of a Polish scientist, former rector of the AGH—University of Science and
Technology, professor Walery Goetel “What industry breaks down, technology has to
repair, that what industry threatens, technology has to defend” remains valid. It is
possible to accomplish this goal through changes and further development of mining
technologies. This huge challenge has to be realized by the mining sector, continuously
seeking new solutions in the area of its influence on the environment. Solutions that will
also be compatible with work safety, of course.