ARD in waste rock: preventive methods

Author(s): 
Rob Bowell, Matthew Dey, F Pooley, KP Williams
Date: 
Monday, May 1, 2000
First presented: 
Mining Environmental Management
Type: 
Published paper
Category: 
Mine Waste

A major issue with the disposal of sulphide-rich mine waste is the release of acid rock drainage (ARD). Often the course of action taken is ‘end-of-pipe’ treatment, however this action is undesirable due to high cost and continued liability. The environmental problem of ARD has long been recognised as being deleterious to the surrounding environment and is, as a consequence, a major financial burden to the mining industry.

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