Ventilation Systems in Underground Copper Mines in Poland in Terms of Preventing Aerological Threats


Radoslaw Stach, KGHM Polska Miedz S.A.

The future of Polish copper mines KGHM Polska Miedz S.A. will be associated with mining at depth. At present, technologically advanced measures are being introduced to minimize the adverse influence of the environmental hazards on people working underground. Polkowice-Sieroszowice mine is the only mine in Poland where mining takes place in copper and salt deposits. On the basis of the current and anticipated methods of ventilation of a selected ore deposits the paper will analyze a number of solutions enabling planned mining of copper ore deposit, while minimizing the impact of natural aerological hazards in working areas