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“Mine Water and the Environment”

Volume 13, Number 1, March 1994

PDFDoepker, R. D. (1994): Column Leach Study III: Effect Sampling Location, Sampling Methods, and Chemical Abatement Treatments on the Dissolution of Metals in Gold-Copper Mine Tailings. - Mine Water and the Environment, 13 (1): 1-25, 11 fig., 4 tab.; Wollongong.

PDFSivakumar, M., Singh, R. N. & Morton, S. G. S. (1994): Mine Water Management and Controls in an Environmentally Sensitive Region. - Mine Water and the Environment, 13 (1): 27-39, 4 fig., 2 tab.; Wollongong.

PDFArmstrong, D. (1994): Acid Mine Drainage - Community Perceptions. - Mine Water and the Environment, 13 (1): 41-50, 5 fig.; Wollongong.

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Mine Water is the water that collects in both surface and underground mines. It comes from the inflow of rain or surface water and from groundwater seepage. During the active life of the mine, water is pumped out to keep the mine dry and to allow access to the ore body. Pumped water may be used in the extraction process, pumped to tailings impoundments, used for activities like dust control, or discharged as a waste. The water can be of the same quality as drinking water, or it can be very acidic and laden with high concentrations of potentially toxic elements.

(from UNEP/GRID-Arenda web site)