U.S. EPA Contaminated Site Cleanup Information (CLU-IN)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. EPA Technology Innovation and Field Services Division
Characterization, Cleanup, and Revitalization of Mining Sites

Conference Proceedings and Presentations

International Mine Water Association Conference

July 15-19, 2019—Perm Russia

Mine Design, Operations and Closure Conference

Fairmont, Montana—May 7-9, 2019

Mine Closure 2018: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Mine Closure

Leipzig, Germany—September 3-7, 2018
Drebenstedt, C., F. von Bismarck, A. Fourie, and M. Tibbett (eds).

Making Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) Profitable: Workshop Proceedings and Abstracts

Socorro, New Mexico—March 27-28, 2018
McLemore, V.T. and B. Frey (eds).
Presentations and posters are available at

British Columbia Mine Environment Neutral Drainage Metal Leaching/Acid Rock Drainage Annual Workshops

Vancover, Canada—November 29-30, 2017

13th International Mine Water Association Congress — Mine Water & Circular Economy

Lappeenranta, Finland—June 25-30, 2017

Mine Design, Operations & Closure Conference

Fairmont, Montana—May 7-11, 2017
(Presentations for 2010-2016 conferences also available)

General Meeting of the Federal Remediation Technologies Roundtable, Heavy Metals—Mining Site Characterization and Treatment

Arlington, Virginia—May 9, 2017

2017 West Virginia Mine Drainage Task Force Symposium Papers

Morgantown, West Virginia—April 9-13, 2017

Proceedings of the 2016 Mine Design, Operations, & Closure Conference

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Remediation/Reclamation Session

National Conference on Mining-Influenced Water:
Approaches for Characterization, Source Control and Treatment

Albuquerque, New Mexico—August 12-14, 2014

Plenary Session Presentations

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Source Control/Mine Closure Approaches

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Water Treatment

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Beneficial Use

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Prediction and Modeling

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Closing Session

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Hard Rock Mining: Advancing Solutions for a New Legacy

Denver, Colorado—April 3-5, 2012

Tuesday - Plenary Session Presentations

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Tuesday - Case Studies

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Tuesday - Innovative Technology and Techniques

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Wednesday - Remediation and Stabilization Using Natural Materials

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Wednesday - Monitoring and Treatment

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Wednesday - Engineered Covers and Capping

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Wednesday - Metals and Metalloids

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Wednesday - Rare Earth Elements

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Wednesday - Sustainability-Life Cycle

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Thursday - Case Studies

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Thursday - Opportunities for Re-Use and Site Management

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Rare Earth Elements Workshop

Denver, Colorado—May 10, 2012
EPA Office of Research and Development and the Region 8 Mining Team

The Rare Earth Elements (REE) Workshop Adobe PDF Logo was designed to bring awareness to an increasingly important class of minerals for the development of advanced technologies and renewable energy. The workshop provided an overview of the current state of the REE industry, discussed the environmental implications of mining and processing REE, and examined the issues associated with the disposal and recycling of products containing REE.

Rare Earth Elements:
Potential Contaminants
Gwen Campbell, EPA

Gwen Campbell's 2012 Rare Earth Elements Worshop Presentation
Rare Earth Elements: A Review of
Production, Processing, Recycling,
and Associated Environmental Issues
Robert Weber, EPA Region 7

Robert Weber's 2012 Rare Earth Elements Worshop Presentation
Economic Perspective on Rare
Earth Elements
Dr. Rod Eggert, Colorado School
of Mines

Dr. Rod Eggert's 2012 Rare Earth Elements Worshop Presentation
Critical Materials Strategy
and the DOE
Michael McKittrick, EPA, ORD

Michael Mckittrick's 2012 Rare Earth Elements Worshop Presentation
Recycling Rare Earth Metals from
Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries
Steve Sloop, OnTo Technologies

Steve Sloop's 2012 Rare Earth Elements Worshop Presentation
Rare Earth Magnet Recycling
Jinfang Liu, Electron Energy Corp.

Jinfang Liu's 2012 Rare Earth Elements Workshop Presentation

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