Mining Water News

  • Availability, price of silica sand challenges water well contractors in the Southwest

    A wide range of quality exists from available sand sources used for water well filter packs in the United States. In the Southwest, there is a noticeable difference from the top-quality sand to the next one down. The reliability of quality silica sand has been in decline in recent years in the Southwest, according to Marvin Glotfelty, RG, principal hydrogeologist for Clear Creek Associates LLC in ...

  • Mining for answers on abandoned mines

    Soil scientist Jim Ippolito believes in local solutions to local problems. The problem he’s working on is contaminated soils near abandoned mines.  In the western United States 160,000 abandoned mines contaminate soils in the region. Ippolito, associate professor of soil science at Colorado State University, hopes to solve this problem with biochar, a charcoal-like substance that can ...

  • Seminar day: Water Management in the Mining Industry

    The Competence Centre for Mineral Resources realizes that Water Management is a key topic of concern within the mining industry in Southern Africa. We believe that proven solutions exist that can effectively address these challenges.  We therefore invite all interested and affected parties to a seminar day which will be hosted on the 17th of May ...

  • New USGS assessment provides fresh insights into nation’s brackish groundwater inventory

    A new nationwide assessment by the U.S. Geological Survey suggests that the nation’s brackish groundwater could help stretch limited freshwater suplies. This study, the first of its kind in more than 50 years, found that the amount of brackish groundwater underlying the country is more than 800 times the amount ...

  • USGS Assessment of Brackish Water Could Help Nation Stretch Limited Freshwater Supplies

    A new nationwide assessment by the U.S. Geological Survey suggests that the nation’s brackish groundwater could help stretch limited freshwater supplies. This study, the first of its kind in more than 50 years, found that the amount of brackish groundwater underlying the country is more than 800 times the amount currently used each year. With issues like drought, groundwater ...

  • Pollution raises rivers’ deadly threat

    More than half the rivers of Asia, Africa and Latin America have become more dangerous in the last 20 years, with steep rises in organic and pathogen pollution. According to a new UN study, more than 300 million people on the three continents are at risk from water-borne diseases. And over the ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Veolia Water Technologies Botswana: Complete water & wastewater solutions for mining.

    From potable water supply for remote mining camps to tailored mine - and wastewater treatment. Veolia Botswana assists mining operations in meeting environmental legislation, mitigating risk and managing costs effectively. Our mine water solutions include: Tailings pond water treatment for reuse or ...


    By Veolia

  • EPA: Mine spill dumped 880,000 pounds of metals in river

    A 3 million-gallon spill from a southwestern Colorado gold mine last year may have dumped more than 880,000 pounds of metals into the Animas River, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Friday. Some of the metals reached the San Juan River, which the Animas joins in New Mexico, but most settled into the Animas riverbed before that, the EPA said in a preliminary report on the metals. Utah ...


    By Associated Press

  • Sandoval: Nevada needs more time on mine Superfund status

    Facing a deadline set by federal regulators, Gov. Brian Sandoval said Friday the state needs more time to decide whether to end its long-held opposition to having an abandoned Nevada mine listed among the nation's most contaminated sites. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials notified Sandoval last month that if they didn't hear from him by Friday, they'd formally propose placing ...


    By Associated Press

  • AWWA urges Senate committee to observe 10 principles in `Good Samaritan` legislation to assist with mine clean ups

    In a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works yesterday, the American Water Works Association commended elected leaders for their work on legislation to assist with the cleanup of abandoned mines and put forth 10 principles that should be included in any final law. ...

  • Queensland Office of Groundwater Impact Assessment adopts ESdat

    The Queensland Office of Groundwater Impact Assessment (OGIA) has adopted ESdat to consolidate, manage and report CSG Water Quality Data. OGIA receive data from multiple CSG and other mining companies, as well as other government departments and needs to effectively consolidate, analyze and report this data. EScIS is excited to be working with OGIA in implementing ESdat Desktop and ESdat Server. ...

  • APNewsBreak: New Mexico to sue EPA over mine spill

    New Mexico plans to sue the federal government and the owners of two Colorado mines that were the source of a massive spill last year that contaminated rivers in three Western states, officials said Thursday. The New Mexico Environment Department said it filed a notice of its intention to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over the spill. The lawsuit would be a first and also would ...


    By Associated Press

  • House approves bill to block stream-protection rule for coal

    The Republican-controlled House approved a bill Tuesday blocking new Obama administration regulations designed to reduce the environmental impact of coal mining on the nation's streams. The White House has vowed to veto the bill, saying the proposed rules would protect about 6,500 miles of streams nationwide while ensuring that mountains damaged by coal mining are restored once mining is ...


    By Associated Press

  • Malaysia to ban bauxite mining in Pahang for 3 months

    Malaysia's government said Wednesday it will ban the mining of bauxite in central Pahang state for three months from Jan. 15 to regulate the industry after its unfettered growth last year caused sea and air pollution. Bauxite mining began in central Pahang state in 2013 but production surged from mid-2014 amid strong demand from China after ...


    By Associated Press

  • ESdat Newsletter Dec 2015

    It's been a busy year at EScIS, with lots of great new software being developed, and projects being completed. Some of the key highlights are below: ESdat Server v 2 Released EScIS is pleased to announce some great new features available for using ESdat data in the ESdat Server Web Interface. ...

  • U.S. EPA Settles with El Paso Natural Gas for Cleanup Costs at Abandoned Uranium Mines on Navajo Nation

    Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice announced a settlement worth more than $500,000 with El Paso Natural Gas Company LLC, (EPNG) to reimburse government costs related to 19 abandoned uranium mines located on the Navajo Nation, near Cameron, Arizona. Under the settlement terms, EPNG will reimburse the U.S. EPA $502,500, based on its share of field ...

  • EPA mine spill could have been prevented

    Government investigators squarely blamed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Thursday for a 3 million gallon wastewater spill from a Colorado gold mine, saying an EPA cleanup crew rushed its work and failed to consider the complex engineering involved, triggering the very blowout it hoped to avoid. The spill that fouled rivers in three states would have been avoided had the EPA team checked ...


    By Associated Press

  • Randgold Resources and Tenke Fungurume big winners at this year’s DRC Mining Industry Awards

    Randgold Resources Limited CEO Dr Mark Bristow was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the DRC Mining Industry Awards during a sold-out gala dinner ceremony on Thursday evening in Kinshasa. Randgold scored a double win at the awards by also winning as the industry’s Best Performer in Occupational Health and Safety. Tenke Fungurume Mining won two awards as well: as Mining ...

  • Bulgarian Chamber for Mining and Geology recognises EnviroChemie plant technology

    On 18 August 2015, the Bulgarian Chamber for Mining and Geology held their annual miners' day. During the event, EnviroChemie was honoured in the Environmental Protection category for its rainwater treatment project at Aurubis Bulgaria. At Aurubis' Bulgarian site, grade A copper in the form of marketable copper cathodes made from copper concentrates is produced. The environmental protection prize ...


    By EnviroChemie GmbH

  • EPA says it will build temporary treatment plant for mine

    The Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday it will set up a temporary treatment plant for wastewater flowing from the Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado after 3 million gallons surged out of the mine in August, tainting rivers in three states. Colorado's two U.S. senators urged the agency to build a longer-term plant to treat acidic water flowing from multiple mines in the Upper ...


    By Associated Press

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