Mining Water News

  • 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. ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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

  • New Mexico official: EPA kept water data secret after spill

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials refused for weeks to share water-quality data with their state counterparts following a blowout of toxic wastewater from a Colorado mine that fouled rivers across the Southwest, New Mexico's top environmental regulator testified Thursday. The move by federal agencies aimed to downplay the severity of the spill, hobbling the state's response to the ...


    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 ...

  • 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 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Statement, Photos and Audio from EPA Administrator in Durango, CO

    Today, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy visited Durango, CO to inspect response efforts relating to the release of waste water from Gold King mine, and meet with state, local and tribal officials and community members. Tomorrow, Administrator McCarthy will visit the response efforts in Farmington, NM. More details about the visit will be released as they become available. While in Durango, ...

  • 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 Update-August 10

    Background On August 5, while investigating the Gold King Mine in Colorado, an EPA cleanup team triggered a large release of mine wastewater into Cement Creek. EPA is working closely with responders and local and state officials to monitor water contaminated by the release. The release’s path flows through three of EPA’s regions (Region 8 (Colorado/Utah ...

  • 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 ...

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