mining waste disposal Articles

  • Geotube Containment and Dewatering technology was used to dispose of slurry waste from North River Mine - Case Study

    At the North River Mine in Berry, AL, two waste streams are created from the processing plant, coarse rock and fine rock particles. Coming from the processing plant, the fine rock particles are suspended in water forming a slurry. This slurry is normally disposed of via surface impoundments or injected into abandoned underground mine workings. The volume of this waste stream is very significant ...

  • Geotube Containers Offer Innovative Solution for Disposal of Coal Mine Slurry Waste - Case Study

    TenCate helps North River Mine continue processing coal by utilizing first ever large-scale Geobag disposal method. In 2007, the North River Mine coal processing plant in Berry, Alabama was in a bind. Due to new regulatory restrictions, available area, and construction scheduling, the plant was facing a possible interruption of the primary disposal methods of its refuse - a waste stream ...

  • Sustainable mining

    It's imperative that natural resource industries adopt a proactive (even aggressive) approach to the disposal and management of their wastes. Operators must challenge themselves to raise the bar in terms of environmental performance not only to meet the expectations of regulators today (and investors and the general public), but in the future, when requirements will no doubt be even more ...

  • A Study on the Costs of Improving the Management of Mining Waste

    1. Executive Summary Context, Scope and Priorities 1.1 This is the Final Report of a study into the costs of improving the management of mining waste. It was not carried out in isolation, but in parallel with a consultation process being run by the Directorate General for the Environment of the European Commission (DG ENV) and a technical review process coordinated by the European Integrated ...

  • Eco waste solutions voisey’s bay nickel mine

    The challenge Vale Inco’s wholly-owned subsidiary Voisey's Bay Nickel Company (VBNC) is mining the largest nickel deposit in the world in Newfoundland Canada. During the Construction and Operation Phases of the camp, waste from 250 to 700 people needed to be processed. This waste was largely generated by the kitchen and dining areas. Packaging waste (wood, ...


    By Eco Waste Solutions

  • The Trouble with Asbestos Disposal

    Hailed as a miracle mineral because of its superior fire resistance and tensile strength, asbestos was installed abundantly into our built environment for over 200 years. However, once it was established that this undeniably useful resource was a dangerous carcinogen, Australia and many other countries enacted strict regulations for handling asbestos and asbestos containing material (ACM). There ...


    By ABCOV Companies

  • CERCLA remedial and removal actions at historic waste disposal areas.

    Apache Nitrogen Products, Inc. (ANP) has operated a nitrogen-based fertilizer and explosives manufacturing facility in rural Cochise County since 1921. Using a feedstock of anhydrous ammonia, current manufacturing processes produce nitric acid, solid and liquid ammonium nitrate, and various ammonium nitrate-based fertilizer products for regional mining and agricultural markets. Historically, ...


    By Hargis + Associates Inc

  • Deep in the Dumps? How municipalities can avert a waste disposal crisis

    Municipalities across Canada are looking for economical and environmental methods to improve their waste management diversion methods. Some are scrambling to assess and extend landfill disposal capacity and others are trying to dramatically increase their diversion rates. Many are initiating a combination of strategies. Canada's largest city has arguably received the most attention with regard to ...

  • Management of Mining, Quarrying and Ore-Processing Waste in the European Union

    At the request of the Environment Directorate-General of the European Commission, BRGM (Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières) has conducted a study on the management of mining, quarrying and ore-processing waste in the European Union. This project was completed mainly through the use of questionnaire sent to sub- contractors in almost each country of the EU. To assess this information ...

  • Environmental Isolation of Arsenic by Combined Disposal and Recycling Technology

     Abstract Environmental isolation of arsenic from process, mine, and from flotation waste liquors by a combined technology consisting in continuous production of insoluble arsenic compounds from process and flotation waste liquors and in consecutive disposal of these solid pecipitates in wastes pond, as well as, in a full recycling of the clarified pond water to the initial process and ore ...


  • Closures of mine a new challenge for Romania

    AbstractThe mining activity is one of the oldest activity in Romania, dating from the year 100 B.C. The gold and silver ores represented one of the riches of our country. In time the economic content of metals diminuend, and the ore mines become non profitable. Due to this situation the best option of the State was the closure and ecological rehabilitation of the mines.The steps for the ...


  • Open water spill at Kemess Mine in Canada

    We received a request for SpillRemed (Industrial) from Kemess Mine located in the rocky mountains in Canada. The mine was so inaccessible that it took almost 10 days for the shipment to reach the customer. The company had a diesel spill in the containment berm and as per the standard protocol absorbent booms were placed to recover the spill, but unfortunately the boom absorbed water and sank at ...


    By Sarva Bio Remed, LLC

  • Environment impact from ash disposal of the thermal power plant 'Kosova A'

    Mining activities impact on environment is as old as these activities themselves. It is estimated that thermal power plants in Kosova produce about 1.6 million tons of ash per year, and all ash produced is disposed as waste material. The main problems for environment pollution are the ash dumps containing more than 40 million tons of ash cover about 150 ha of land. The ash dumps sites of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Coal Mining and Production Industry - Pollution Prevention Guidelines

    Introduction Pollution Prevention Guidelines to provide technical advice and guidance to staff and consultants involved in pollution-related projects. The guidelines represent state-of-the-art thinking on how to reduce pollution emissions from the production process. In many cases, the guidelines provide numerical targets for reducing pollution, as well as maximum ...


    By The World Bank

  • An environmental oriented model for optimum cut-off grades in open pit mining projects to minimize acid mine drainage

    Environmental concerns on mining activities started near the end of the 20th century and is still underway. Due to mining activities, the adverse environmental impact has been significant throughout the history of mankind, whereas the minerals produced by mining activities have been providing the basis for human civilization. The legacy of past mining practices is large quantities of acid ...

  • Zero Waste - Zero Waste - Zero Waste

    The Planning Group of the Zero waste International Alliance defines zero waste as: “Zero waste is a goal that is ethical, economical, efficient and visionary, to guide people in changing their lifestyles and practices to emulate sustainable natural cycles, where all discarded materials are designed to become resources for other use.” I recently posted this question on ...


    By ABCOV Companies

  • Reclamation of a mine contaminated soil using biologically reactive organic matrices

    Organic residues such as sewage sludge, biowastes and composts are increasingly used in land rehabilitation because they can improve the physical, chemical and biochemical properties of soil, and reduce the need for inorganic fertilization. Furthermore, their use contributes to an integrated approach to waste management by promoting recycling of nutrients and minimizing final disposal, especially ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • Should deep-sea mining go ahead in Papua New Guinea?

    Financial disagreement has halted a controversial deep-sea mining project but deeper issues lie with the environment, Prime Sarmiento reports. The fate of a currently halted deep-sea mining project in the Pacific is being watched closely by a number of ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Management of Hazardous Wastes

    ' Management of hazardous waste is a growing concern in many countries. The long-term impacts and costs of improper disposal can be very high and the emphasis must be on prevention. A comprehensive management system should include (i) policies, institutions and effective regulations and (ii) adequate and acceptable disposal facilities (either public or private). This note outlines the key ...


    By The World Bank

  • Inorganic contaminants attenuation in acid mine drainage by fly ash and its derivatives: column experiments

    Treatment of AMD with fly ash (FA) is a promising technology but solid residues (SR) generated in the process pose a disposal challenge. This study evaluates the suitability of the SR and SR, FA/ordinary Portland cement (OPC) blends for backfill in mine voids and in–situ treatment of AMD flows. The mitigation of AMD in a mine void was simulated by addition of simulated acid mine drainage ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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