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Acid mine drainage Sustainability DRDGOLD
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Acid mine drainage Acid mine drainage The legal moral and commercial balancing act Acid mine drainage AMD is a recurring issue in the media DRDGOLD Limited as a continuing participant in the South Africa gold mining and recovery sector has been...

Lime Treatment of Acid Mine Water and Associated Solids
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Waters containing from 6 000 to 13 000 mg/L of sulphates and up to almost 5 000 mg/L of iron are reported For practical or economical reasons it is not yet possible to prevent this contamination of mine water Prevention of pollution of surface water in South Africa is mostly confined to the neutralisation of acid mine water with lime...

Land Resource Stresses and Desertification in Africa
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The Mediterranean countries of North Africa have similar large areas subject to this land degradation process as do countries on the fringe of the Kalahari Desert Figure 1 Desertification vulnerability of Africa Table 1 Pedo-climatic domains of Africa based on soil moisture and temperature regim Area in...

What can be done to prevent or clean up acid mine drainage
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Water flowing through active or abandoned mine sites can become polluted by the material being mined 1 By far the most common mine drainage problem is that of acid mine drainage AMD Sulfuric acid is produced when water interacts with sulfur-bearing materials in the presence of oxygen and common bacteria 1 The acidic water formed by this process can dissolve many metals in bioavailable...

Draft Mine Water Policy out for public comment SAnews
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Jul 16 2017 0183 32 The finalisation of this policy is to ensure improved water quality management and reduction of water pollution including through Acid Mine Drainage AMD and is part of the critical elements of the sustainable socio-economic development path of South Africa The mine water management policy strives to strengthen the protection of water...

Acid mine water Think resource recovery and not waste
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Jul 01 2014 0183 32 In South Africa much of that demand is from min But the legacy left is acid mine water and the giant brine ponds that remain after purifying acid mine water are a stark reminder of the waste created Waste with nowhere to go It provided the title...

Effects Of Mining on the Environment and Human Health
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A well known organisation in South Africa the Federation for a Sustainable Environment spearheaded by Ms Mariette Liefferink has been fighting the issue of the effects of mining and Acid Mine Drainage with government and mining companies for 2 decad Sources of acid mine drainage can remain active for decades or centuries after a mine clos...

Carolina Living in a town with acid water
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Mar 02 2012 0183 32 A rail siding up the valley from the dam is piled high with coal There are no walls stopping the coal from being washed away This is what locals say is a major cause of acid mine drainage...

Mine Closure and Rehabilitation Centre for
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Oct 25 2017 0183 32 With the increase in state liability there were a number of costly state-funded programmes to address the failure of previous mine owners eg cost of Acid Mine Drainage AMD remediation rehabilitation of derelict and ownerless mines Carolina water crisis resources to manage zama-zamas and increased security risks at abandoned min...

Mine Water and Wastewater Treatment Solutions
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Acid mine water treatment and drainage Sludge stream treatment Veolia supplied Harmony Gold with mine water treatment boilers for metallurgical operations The company s Randfontein site is also maintained with chemicals and technical support from Veolia where acid mine water has affecting the environment and surrounding communiti...

Acid Mine Drainage Treatment in South Africa
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Acid mine drainage in South Africa has become a major concern for the country s water infrastructure over recent years Thanks to the international Veolia Group Veolia Water Technologies South Africa is able to supply a cost-competitive acid mine drainage treatment system that can reduce the impact of mining on the environment...

Mine Drainage
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The water then transports the contaminated mine materials to nearby rivers before eventually depositing the materials downstream Some mine drainage has been seen to have pH in the 25-4 range 1 Another water-quality parameter that is useful for characterizing water quality of acid mine drainage...

PRONG SITE STUDY 1 DEMONSTRATION OF THE
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University of South Carolina Background Based on the prevailing ideas and levels of understanding of the occurrence of acid mine drainage the West ia Acid Mine Drainage Task Force in cooperation with the academic professional and industrial sectors formulated a series of guidelines to prevent acid mine drainage...

PDF The 2012 acid mine drainage AMD crisis in Carolina
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The 2012 acid mine drainage AMD crisis in Carolina s municipal water supply...

Acid Mine Drainage Chemistry
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Nov 10 2004 0183 32 Acid Mine Drainage Chemistry Acid mine drainage impacts stream and river ecosystems through acidity ferric ion Fe 3 precipitation oxygen depletion and release of heavy metals associated with coal and metal mining such as aluminum Al 3 zinc Zn 2 and manganese Mn 2 When mineral deposits that contain sulfides are mined they have the potential to produce acid mine drainage...

Mining Waste
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Jadwiga Szczepańska Irena Twardowska in Waste Management Series 2004 III611 Mining waste sources and amounts Mining waste is the high-volume material that originates from the processes of excavation dressing and further physical and chemical processing of wide range of metalliferous and non-metalliferous minerals by opencast and deep shaft methods...

USGS Mineral Resources On
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Mineral facilities of Africa and the Middle East Database of mines and mineral plants through 2003 rocks to determine their potential for neutralization of acid-rock drainage Includes magnetic susceptibility measurements as well the United States Alabama Florida Georgia Mississippi North Carolina and South Carolina Digital...

Canadians looking for more gold at abandoned SC mine The
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Jan 17 2020 0183 32 Gold mine pollution is concern in South Carolina Two old mines the Brewer and Barite Hill sites are on the federal Superfund cleanup list Acid mine drainage a common problem at gold mines...

Effective Treatment Options for Acid Mine Drainage in the
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mines that typically become a source of acid mine drainage into rivers and streams in West ia The water that is impacted by acid mine drainage must be treated in order to stop any more problems from starting in the stream or river and to help reverse any effects that have already occurred in the area where the drainage is entering the water...

Alarm over plan to pump acid mine drainage into the Vaal
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Oct 14 2012 0183 32 The acid mine drainage crisis in Gauteng has been mishandled from the start characterised by inexcusable delay and policy zig-zags he sa...

Gold mine will dig deeper add jobs in search for tiny
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Jun 27 2019 0183 32 The Sierra Club took action after The State newspaper reported on contamination that resulted from metals mining in Montana and South Carolina Acid mine drainage is...

The heavy toll of coal mining in South Africa
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Apr 02 2015 0183 32 Acid mine drainage said Matthews Hlabane from the Southern African Green Revolutionary Council who has been monitoring the area for...

Microbial communities in acid mine drainage FEMS
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Abstract The dissolution of sulfide minerals such as pyrite FeS 2 arsenopyrite FeAsS chalcopyrite CuFeS 2 sphalerite ZnS and marcasite FeS 2 yields hot sulfuric acid-rich solutions that contain high concentrations of toxic metalsIn locations where access of oxidants to sulfide mineral surfaces is increased by mining the resulting acid mine drainage AMD may contaminate...

Characterisation of precipitates formed in anaerobic and
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Characterisation of precipitates formed in anaerobic and aerobic units designed to treat acid mine drainage from an abandoned coal mine in Carolina Mpumalanga South Africa PDF version GEOSCIENCE FOR SOCIETY Environmental Geoscienc T145 - Environmental Aspects in the Mining Industry 4779...

South African miners to pay 67 of acid drainage clean
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May 19 2016 0183 32 The Water Ministry said Wednesday the long-term plan to treat acid mine drainage will cost as much as 12 billion rand 760 million and be implemented by...

Characterization of Mine Waste and Acid Mine Drainage
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Characterization of mine waste rocks and prediction of acid mine drainage AMD play an important role in preventing AMD Although high-tech analytical methods have been highlighted for mineral characterization and quantification simple testing methods are still practical ways to perform in a field laboratory in min Thus this study applied some simple testing methods to the...

Acid mine drainage from coal mining in the United States
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Sep 01 2020 0183 32 Acid mine drainage AMD continues to be a concern in coal mining because it reduces surface water and groundwater quality Verburg et al 2009 and may perhaps persist for several years In the US only AMD pollutes over 20 000 km of streams Skousen et al 2019 Blasting and dewatering exposes sulfide minerals posing threats to environment...

Acid mine drainage
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Acid mine drainage acid and metalliferous drainage AMD or acid rock drainage ARD is the outflow of acidic water from metal mines or coal min Acid rock drainage occurs naturally within some environments as part of the rock weathering process but is exacerbated by large-scale earth disturbances characteristic of mining and other large construction activities usually within rocks...

Techniques to correct and prevent acid mine drainage A review
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Acid mine drainage AMD formation has been widely recognized as one of the major environmental problems caused by mining worldwide as evidenced by numerous studies 1-6 Minerals responsible for the generation of AMD are iron sulfides pyrite FeS 2 and pyrrhotite Fe 1-X S which are stable and insoluble while not in contact with water...

PDF When taps turn sour the 2012 acid mine drainage
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When taps turn sour the 2012 acid mine drainage crisis in the municipal water supply of Carolina South Africa...

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