4 September 2011

A Guide to Assessing the Health and Wellbeing Impacts of Opencast Mining

The Wales Health Impact Assessment Support Unit (WHIASU) has just published new research entitled ‘A Guide to Assessing the Health and Wellbeing Impacts of Opencast Mining’.


It has been written by WHIASU to help, support and advise individuals and organisations (local authorities, community members, voluntary organisations, local health boards, private developers/consultants and others) undertaking or considering undertaking a health impact assessment on an opencast mining proposal.


It is a best practice guidance document containing advice on conducting a HIA on any opencast proposal and contains the findings of a comprehensive literature review in a usable format for those wishing to follow the process.


The research is now available on the WHIASU website – www.whiasu.wales.nhs.uk