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

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

Vancover, Canada—November 29-30, 2017
http://bc-mlard.ca/workshop-proceedings

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

Lappeenranta, Finland—June 25-30, 2017
http://imwa.info/imwaconferencesandcongresses/proceedings/300-proceedings-2017.html

Mine Design, Operations & Closure Conference

Fairmont, Montana—May 7-11, 2017
(Presentations for 2010-2016 conferences also available)
https://www.mtech.edu/mwtp/2017-presentations.html

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

Arlington, Virginia—May 9, 2017
https://frtr.gov/meetings2.htm#may17

2017 West Virginia Mine Drainage Task Force Symposium Papers

Morgantown, West Virginia—April 9-13, 2017
https://wvmdtaskforce.com/past-symposium-papers/2017-symposium-papers/

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

  • Greetings and Opening Remarks - Douglas Grosse, Conference Co-Chair, Senior Environmental Engineer, National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL), Office of Research and Development (ORD), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Superfund Mine Site Challenges and Opportunities - Robin H. Richardson, Acting Director, Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation (OSRTI), Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER), U.S. EPA PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Scientific Assessments Informing Decisions: The Bristol Bay Assessment Example - Jeffrey Frithsen, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA), ORD, U.S. EPA PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Identifying Opportunities for the Sustainable Management of Rare Earth Element (REE) Applications - Diana Bless, Chemical Engineer, NRMRL, ORD, U.S. EPA PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • EPA Report on Treatment Technologies for Mining-Influenced Water - Michele Mahoney, Soil Scientist, OSRTI, OSWER, U.S. EPA PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Partnering to Support Sustainable Mining - Terrence Chatwin, Ph.D., Technical Director, INAP PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Dramatic Improvements at Margajita River, Pueblo Viejo Gold Mine, Dominican Republic - Carlos Tamayo Lara, Ph.D., Environmental Manager, Barrick Gold Corporation PDF Adobe PDF Logo

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Characterization

  • Application of Tracer Studies in Assessment of Abandoned Mines - Curt Coover, CDM Smith PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • The Continuing Evolution of Ground Water Sampling Methods - Kent Cordry, GeoInsight, Inc. PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Techniques for Successful Storm-Water Monitoring in a Mining-Influenced Watershed - Thomas McComb, Barge Waggoner Sumner and Cannon, Inc. PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Insights on Mine Site Characterization from EPA's Optimization Review Initiative - Tom Kady, U.S. EPA Environmental Response Team PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Effective Field Techniques and Watershed Modeling for Characterizing Mercury Loading to Surface Water, Black Butte Mine Superfund Site, Lane County, Oregon - Howard Young, CDM Smith PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • On the Problem of Hydraulic Characterization of Gravelly Mine Waste and Cover System Materials - Tzung-Mow Yao, Ph.D., GeoSystems Analysis, Inc. PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Shaft Sampling and Profiling at the Section 27 Mine - Cynthia Ardito, INTERA, Inc. PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Lessons Learned from Mining-Influenced Waters Studies at the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources - Virginia McLemore, Ph.D., New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Evapotranspiration and Geochemical Controls on Groundwater Plumes at Arid Sites: Lessons from Archetype Uranium Milling Sites - Brian Looney, Ph.D., Savannah River National Laboratory PDF Adobe PDF Logo

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Source Control/Mine Closure Approaches

  • Land Application of Biochemical Reactor Effluent: An Innovative Method for Mitigating Acid Rock Drainage - James Gusek, Sovereign Consulting, Inc. PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Dissolved Organic Carbon Augmentation: An Innovative Tool for Managing Operational and Closure-Phase Impacts from Mining on Surface Water Resources - Charles Wisdom, Ph.D., Geosyntec Consultants PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Influence of Pre-Mine Weathering and Rock Type on TDS Release from Appalachian Coal Mine Spoils - W. Lee Daniels, Ph.D., Virginia Tech PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Design Aspects of Mine Site Cover Systems - Stephen Dwyer, Ph.D., Sandia National Laboratories PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Bio-mediated Soil Improvement Field Study for Erosion Control and Site Restoration - Christopher Hunt, Ph.D., Geosyntec Consultants PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Long-Term Results of Cover System Monitoring in Semi-arid Western USA - Monisha Banerjee, Ph.D., GeoSystems Analysis, Inc. PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Strategy and Design Considerations for Prioritization of Mine Waste Source Area Remediation within the Headwaters of the Tar Creek Watershed - Marc Schlebusch, CDM Smith PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Advances in Groundwater Remediation and Modeling for Mining-Related Contaminants - Michael Truex, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Hydrologic and Water-Quality Effects of the Dinero Tunnel Bulkhead, Sugar Loaf Mining District, Near Leadville, Colorado: Implications for Monitoring Remediation - Katherine Walton-Day, Ph.D., U.S. Geological Survey PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • In-Situ Nitrate and Selenium Reduction/Stabilization within Coal Waste Rock: Bench-Scale Evaluation - A. Ola Opara, Ph.D., Inotec, LLC PDF Adobe PDF Logo

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Water Treatment

  • Alkaline Flush: An Emerging Technology for In Situ Treatment of Mine Impacted Alluvial Aquifers - Olufunsho Ogungbade, Freeport-McMoRan PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Biochemical Reactors for Treating Mining Influenced Water - Douglas Bacon, State of Utah Department of Environmental Quality PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Enhanced Sulfate Reduction Treatment of Mining-Influenced Water Using Biochemical Reactors - Impacts on Mercury Speciation - Stephen Dent, Ph.D., CDM Smith PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Biochemical Reactors for Passive Treatment of Selenium - James Bays, CH2MHILL PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Innovative Biological and Molecular Tools Applied to Mine Waste Issues - Brady Lee, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Electro-Biochemical Reactor Water Treatment Technology Demonstrates Low Selenium and Other Metal Effluents in Hardrock Mining Wastewaters - A. Ola Opara, Ph.D., Inotec, LLC PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Iron Mountain Mine Superfund Site — Long Term O&M Challenges - James Sickles, U.S. EPA Region 9 PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Characterization and Remediation of Iron(III) Oxide-Rich Scale in a Pipeline Carrying Acid Mine Drainage at Iron Mountain Mine, California, U.S.A. - Kate Campbell, Ph.D., U.S. Geological Survey PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Tackling AMD, Mining Impacted Groundwater and Private Mine Ownership in a Superfund Site that Spans the Panhandle of Idaho - Ed Moreen, U.S. EPA PDF Adobe PDF Logo

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Beneficial Use

  • Extraction of Useful Resources from Mining-Influenced Water (MIW) - Kate Campbell, Ph.D., U.S. Geological Survey PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Jordan River & Midvale Slag Superfund Site-Beneficial Use - Marian Hubbard, Salt Lake County Watershed Planning and Restoration PDF Adobe PDF Logo

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Prediction and Modeling

  • Approach for Estimating a Probable Range of Pit Lake Concentrations for Mine Pits with Sulfide Wall Rock - Steven Lange, Knight Piésold and Co. PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Assessing Potential Impacts from Underground Mine Dewatering in the Gallup, Dakota, and Westwater Canyon Aquifers with a Basin-Wide Groundwater Flow Model - John Sigda, Ph.D., INTERA, Inc. PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Contaminated Sediment Fate and Transport Model in the Tri-State Mining District - Douglas Grosse, U.S. EPA/ORD/NRMRL PDF Adobe PDF Logo

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Closing Session

  • A Semi-Passive Bioreactor for Treatment of a Sulfate and Metals Contaminated Well Field, Nacimiento Mine, New Mexico - Timothy Tsukamoto, Ph.D, TKT Consulting, LLC PDF Adobe PDF Logo

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Hard Rock Mining: Advancing Solutions for a New Legacy

Denver, Colorado—April 3-5, 2012

Tuesday - Plenary Session Presentations

  • Greetings and Opening Remarks - Doug Grosse, Conference Co-Chair, EPA, ORD, NRMRL PowerPoint Microsoft PowerPoint Logo, PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • The Mining Legacy and EPA ORD: Past, Present and into the Future - David Reisman, EPA, ORD, NRMRL PowerPoint Microsoft PowerPoint Logo, PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • The Big Five Tunnel Project: Long-Term Lessons - Dr. Thomas Wildeman, Colorado School of Mines PowerPoint Microsoft PowerPoint Logo, PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Superfund and Mining Sites: A Review of the Past and Observations Concerning the Future - Dr. Roger Olsen, CDM Smith PowerPoint Microsoft PowerPoint Logo, PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Legacy of Innovative Remediation - Edward Bates, ORD, EPA (retired) PowerPoint Microsoft PowerPoint Logo, PDF Adobe PDF Logo

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Tuesday - Case Studies

  • A Multiple Tracer/Geochemical Approach to Characterizing Water and Contaminant Movement Through Abandoned Mine Workings Near Rico, Colorado - Mike Wireman, EPA Region 8 PowerPoint Microsoft PowerPoint Logo, PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Acid Mine Drainage Source Control Program Design Investigation Upper Tenmile Creek Mining Area Superfund Site, Rimini, Montana - Angela Frandsen, CDM Smith PowerPoint Microsoft PowerPoint Logo, PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Improving Remediation Planning through Effective Mine Material Delineation, Formosa Mine Superfund Site, Douglas County, Oregon - Mark Nelson, CDM Smith PowerPoint Microsoft PowerPoint Logo, PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • A Proposed Semi-Passive Treatment System at Remote AML Sites - Robert Lambeth, Millennium Science & , Inc. PowerPoint Microsoft PowerPoint Logo, PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Captain Jack Mine Superfund Site Subsurface Remedy: Pre-Design Investigation Results and Preliminary Design - Craig Weber, AMEC E&I PowerPoint Microsoft PowerPoint Logo, PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Case Studies in Mine Closure and Acid Rock Drainage Management at Rio Tinto - Victoria Peacey, Rio Tinto PowerPoint Microsoft PowerPoint Logo, PDF Adobe PDF Logo

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Tuesday - Innovative Technology and Techniques

  • MiniSipper: A New, High-Capacity, Long-Duration, Automated In-Situ Water Sampler for Acid Mine Drainage Monitoring at the Pennsylvania and Standard Mines, CO - Dr. Thomas Chapin, USGS PowerPoint Microsoft PowerPoint Logo, PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Identification and Quantification of Arsenic Species in Gold Mine Wastes Using Synchrotron-Based X-Ray Techniques - Dr. Andrea Foster, USGS, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center PowerPoint Microsoft PowerPoint Logo, PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Microanalytical Techniques to Understand Element Leaching from Ore Minerals in Mining Wastes - Dr. Sharon Diehl, USGS PowerPoint Microsoft PowerPoint Logo, PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Using Acid Mine Drainage Sludge to Remove Phosphorus and Other Metal Oxyanions from Waste Water - Dr. Philip Sibrell, USGS, Leetown Science Center PowerPoint Microsoft PowerPoint Logo, PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Results from a Bench Scale Passive Treatment System Designed for Removing Sulfate at a Site on Vancouver Island, British Columbia - Eric Blumenstein, Golder Associates, Inc. PowerPoint Microsoft PowerPoint Logo, PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Engineered Pumpable pHoam™: A New Innovative Method for Mitigating ARD - James Gusek, Golder Associates, Inc. PowerPoint Microsoft PowerPoint Logo, PDF Adobe PDF Logo

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Wednesday - Remediation and Stabilization Using Natural Materials

  • Using Organic Amendments and Agronomy in Remediation of Hardrock Mining Sites - Dr. Rufus Chaney, USDA-Agricultural Research Service PowerPoint Microsoft PowerPoint Logo, PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • The Effect of Tailings Characteristics on Cover System Success - Dr. Monisha Banerjee, GeoSystems Analysis, Inc. PowerPoint Microsoft PowerPoint Logo, PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Scaling Phytostabilization from Greenhouse to Field-Scale at the Iron King Mine-Humboldt Smelter Superfund Site - Juliana Gil-Loaiza, University of Arizona PowerPoint Microsoft PowerPoint Logo, PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • The Use of Municipal Biosolids on Hard Rock Mining Restoration Efforts: Results of a Longterm Field Trial - Rick Black, Environ International Corporation PowerPoint Microsoft PowerPoint Logo, PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Soil Treatment at the California Gulch NPL Site for Vegetation Reestablishment and Mitigation of Metal Mobility - Stuart Jennings, Reclamation Research Group, LLC PowerPoint Microsoft PowerPoint Logo, PDF Adobe PDF Logo

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Wednesday - Monitoring and Treatment

  • Thallium Removal Strategies through Modification of Conventional Metal Hydroxide Precipitation Plants - Katherine Vatterrodt, Colorado School of Mines PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • The Biotic Ligand Model: Unresolved Scientific Issues and Site- and Species-Specific Effects on Predicted Cu Toxicity - Dr. Jeffrey Morris, Stratus Consulting Inc. PowerPoint Microsoft PowerPoint Logo, PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Water-Quality and Streamflow Time Trends, Upper Clear Creek Watershed (Colorado) - Systematic Long-Term Monitoring Fulfills a Range of Information Needs - Dr. Timothy Steele, TDS Consulting Inc. PowerPoint Microsoft PowerPoint Logo, PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Mine Water Treatment Strategies Resolution Copper Mining and the Eagle Project - Dr. Casey McKeon, Resolution Copper Company PowerPoint Microsoft PowerPoint Logo, PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Mine Dewatering and Water Management at Barrick Goldstrike Mine in the Carlin Trend, Nevada - Dr. Johnny Zhan, Barrick Gold of North America, Inc. PowerPoint Microsoft PowerPoint Logo, PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • ARD Remediation with Slag: An Application to Berkeley Pitlake Water - Dr. Courtney Young, Montana Tech of the University of Montana PDF Adobe PDF Logo

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Wednesday - Engineered Covers and Capping

  • Ten-Year Performance Evaluation of the Evapotranspiration Cover at Barrick Goldstrike Mine's AA Leach Pad - Mike Milczarek, GeoSystems Analysis, Inc. PowerPoint Microsoft PowerPoint Logo, PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Characterization and Selection of Waste Rock Borrow Material for Use as Rock Armor to Reduce Tailing Impoundment Side-Slope Erosion - Jason Keller, GeoSystems Analysis, Inc. PowerPoint Microsoft PowerPoint Logo, PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Preliminary Design of Water Balance Covers: A Method Based on the ACAP Data Set - Dr. William Albright, Desert Research Institute PowerPoint Microsoft PowerPoint Logo, PDF Adobe PDF Logo

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Wednesday - Metals and Metalloids

  • The Increasing Importance of Biomonitoring Data to Interpret Changing Risk Estimates for Legacy Mining Communities - Dr. Rosalind Schoof, ENVIRON International Corporation PDF Adobe PDF Logo

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Wednesday - Rare Earth Elements

  • Rare Earth Elements: A Review of Production, Processing, Recycling, and Associated Environmental Issues - Dr. Robert Weber, EPA, ORD, OSP in Region 7 PowerPoint Microsoft PowerPoint Logo, PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Geologic and Environmental Characteristics of Rare Earth Element Deposit Types Found in the United States - Dr. Robert Seal, II, USGS PowerPoint Microsoft PowerPoint Logo, PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Research Initiatives in Recycling and Substitutes of Rare Earth Elements - Dr. Michael McKittrick, EPA, ORD, NCER, TED PowerPoint Microsoft PowerPoint Logo, PDF Adobe PDF Logo

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Wednesday - Sustainability-Life Cycle

  • Hardrock Mining Within a Sustainable Development Context - Dr. Terrence Chatwin, INAP PowerPoint Microsoft PowerPoint Logo, PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Predicting and Managing Waste Impacts through a Holistic and Life-of-Mine Geomet Application - Dr. Karin Olson Hoal, JKTech Pty Ltd PowerPoint Microsoft PowerPoint Logo, PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Life Cycle Assessment Analysis for Active and Passive Acid Mine Drainage Treatment Options for the Stockton Coal Mine, New Zealand - Dr. James Stone, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology PowerPoint Microsoft PowerPoint Logo, PDF Adobe PDF Logo

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Thursday - Case Studies

  • Blue Ledge Mine Superfund Site Removal Action, Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest - Pete Jones, U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region PowerPoint Microsoft PowerPoint Logo, PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Managing Mine Slimes - Jack Waite Mine Remedial Action - Todd Bragdon, CDM Smith PowerPoint Microsoft PowerPoint Logo, PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Screening and Cleanup Procedures for Libby Amphibole Contaminated Property in Libby, MT - Mike Cirian, EPA PowerPoint Microsoft PowerPoint Logo, PDF Adobe PDF Logo

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Thursday - Opportunities for Re-Use and Site Management

  • What Is Environmental Stewardship and How Can It Be Profitable in the Mining Industry? - Randy Brandt, Geosyntec Consultants PowerPoint Microsoft PowerPoint Logo, PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Recycling and Utilization of Mine Tailings as Construction Material through Geopolymerization - Dr. Lianyang Zhang, University of Arizona PowerPoint Microsoft PowerPoint Logo, PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Economic Recovery of Zinc from Mining Influenced Water - Kathleen Whysner, Colorado School of Mines PowerPoint Microsoft PowerPoint Logo, PDF Adobe PDF Logo
  • Brazil Millsite: Brownfield to Brightfield Renewable Energy Design Project - Ed Rapp and Diane Kielty, Clear Creek Watershed Foundation PDF Adobe PDF Logo

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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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