IIUM Repository

Environmental impact assessment for Malyasian bauxite mining industry

Periaiah, Nagendran and Islam, Rafikul and Abdullah, Muhammad Faris (2021) Environmental impact assessment for Malyasian bauxite mining industry. International Journal of the Analytic Hierarchy Process, 13 (1). pp. 2-26. E-ISSN 1936-6744

PDF (SCOPUS) - Supplemental Material
Download (496kB) | Preview
[img] PDF (Article) - Published Version
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (638kB) | Request a copy


Mining industry plays an important role in the economic development of Malaysia. However, uncontrolled mining activities have caused serious environmental impacts. In the recent case of bauxite mining in Kuantan, state of Pahang, fifteen kilometres of Pahang’s coastline were stained with red arsenic particles and inflicted heavy metal pollution washed from open-pit bauxite mines into the nearby sea. There have been potential catastrophic damages to the ecosystem off the coast of Pahang. This triggered Government of Malaysia to issue temporary ban on the bauxite mining while the state government had engaged in performing an expensive clean-up works. Mining activities require Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). Environmental decisions are complex and draw upon multidisciplinary knowledge bases which incorporate natural, physical, and social sciences, politics, and ethics. This research proposes a decision support framework that uses Analytic Network Process (ANP) to help decision makers in EIA pertaining to bauxite mining industry.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2887/90756
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bauxite mining; environmental pollution; Environmental Impact Assessment; decision making; Analytic Network Process
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences
Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Business Administration
Depositing User: Rafikul Islam
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2021 12:13
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2021 12:13
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/90756

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year