Mining Water News

  • 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

  • REDmeters Launches The Mining RM3

    REDmeters, an Orlando Florida based company, is launching their RM3, a density meter that is said to blow all competition out of the tailing pond. This is new for a Mining Industry that has been struggling to make ends meet in its spiraling market. Non-Nuclear The company prides the RM3 as a non-nuclear density ...


    By REDmeters

  • 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. ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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

  • EPA Seeks Input on Draft Monitoring Plan Following Gold King Mine Release

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released a draft monitoring plan to further evaluate pre- and post-incident conditions following the August 5 Gold King Mine release in Colorado. “EPA has been sampling conditions since the spill to ensure the safety of residents in the watershed,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. “This monitoring plan represents the next ...

  • Plastic-lined ponds helps with Empire Mine park water treatment

    Earlier this year, project manager Sean visited the Empire Mine State Historic Park in Grass Valley, California. The park is located at what once was the oldest, largest and most prosperous gold mine in the United States. Today, families can tour the mineyard, grounds and learn more about what life was about during the ...

  • EPA Update on Gold King Mine Response: Additional Data Results and Public Records

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released an update on water quality and sediment data for the Animas and San Juan Rivers, as well as additional public records on the Gold King Mine response. What new documents are being released? EPA is releasing documents related to a previous NPL listing package for the Upper Animas Mining District National Priorities Listing. ...

  • EPA Update on Gold King Mine Response: Navajo Nation, Additional Data, Public Records

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released an update on water quality and sediment data for the Navajo Nation, as well as new data sets and additional public records on the Gold King Mine response. What new documents are being released? EPA is releasing documents related to legal agreements, grant funding, contract work, and response summary from Colorado employees ...

  • EPA Releases Additional Data and Public Records on Gold King Mine Response

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released new data trend graphs and additional public records on the Gold King Mine response. What new documents are being released? EPA is releasing a contractor's Draft Technical Memo of the August 5 incident, including photographs, an EPA On Scene Coordinator's description of the events depicted in the photographs, and an EPA ...

  • EPA Data Shows Water Quality in San Juan River in the Navajo Nation Back to Pre-Event Levels

    Based on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) surface water data collected following the August 5, 2015 Gold King Mine release, San Juan River water quality in Navajo Nation has returned to pre-event conditions. This determination is based on a review of water quality data collected from August 7-15, 2015 at EPA’s sampling point near Hogback, N.M. Water quality has now returned to ...

  • U.S. EPA Update on Gold King Mine Response Efforts for August 15, 2015

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is committed to working closely with response agencies and state and local officials to ensure public safety, respond to concerns and evaluate impact to water contaminated by the spill. Today EPA provided the following updates: The Last 24 Hours New Mexico announced its determination that private domestic water well use along the Animas ...

  • EPA Update on Gold King Mine Response Efforts for August 16, 2015

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is committed to working closely with response agencies and state and local officials to ensure the safety of citizens, respond to concerns and to evaluate the water impacted by the spill. Today EPA provided the following updates: Website Updates-NEW INFO Photos Related to Gold King Mine Response: ...

  • U.S. EPA Statement on San Juan River Data from Gold King Mine Release

    Today, U.S. EPA released additional water quality data from Aug. 7 to Aug. 9, 2015, on the San Juan River between Farmington and Shiprock, New Mexico. The August 7 data was collected for baseline purposes to understand river conditions at the Hogback monitoring location, prior to the impact of the upstream contaminants from the Gold King Mine release To assess the impacts of the release at the ...

  • EPA Statement on Data from New Mexico to Navajo Nation from Gold King Mine Release

    Today, EPA is releasing additional water quality data from Aug. 7 to Aug. 8, 2015 for the Animas and San Juan Rivers from the Northern Border of New Mexico to Navajo Nation. Based upon the surface water sample results in New Mexico surface water concentrations are trending toward pre-event conditions. To assess the impacts of the release at the Gold King Mine, water quality samples were collected ...

  • EPA Statement on Colorado data from Gold King Mine Release

    To assess the impacts of the release at the Gold King Mine near Silverton, Colorado, water quality samples were collected at numerous intervals beginning on Aug. 5, 2015. Samples were taken prior to the plume’s arrival to establish a baseline for water quality comparisons. Each surface water sample was analyzed for 24 metals, including arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury. Analysis now shows ...

  • Gold King Mine Release – New Mexico Response Activities

    EPA Region 6 deployed a federal on-scene coordinator from its emergency response team and scientific technicians under contract to EPA to assist the state in preparations for the potential impacts from the Gold King Mine release in Colorado. The initial EPA team arrived on-site late in the evening on August 6 and immediately on August 7 began to assisting the state. The team began collecting ...

  • To Preserve Precious Water Mines should be using GRP Pipes

    Conserving South Africa’s water is a top priority as a Water Affairs study shows that South Africans will be using more water by 2025 than is currently available. By 2030, it will be using 17% more, according to the 2030 Water Resources Group. To guarantee mine wastewater never contaminates South Africa’s water systems, mine operators should be using corrosive-resistant ...

  • Maxxam receives MDDELCC accreditation for Radium 226 and Tritium analysis

    Maxxam’s Becquerel Laboratories has recently received accreditation by the Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques (MDDELCC) to ISO/CEI 17025 standards for analysis of Radium 226 and Tritium in drinking water and Radium 226 in effluent. Radium 226 testing is a requirement under Canadian federal Metal Mining ...


    By Maxxam Analytics

  • Responsible water stewardship in the mining sector

    The International Council on Metals (ICMM) has published a comprehensive new approach to managing water around mining and metals operations, in guidance that details the priorities of all water users throughout the water catchment, as well as the water usage of the operation itself. The new Practical guide to catchment-based water management sets out a collaborative approach to water management ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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