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

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Characterization, Cleanup, and Revitalization of Mining Sites

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Upcoming Internet Seminars

  • Re-imagining the Future of Mining Sites
    Wednesday, December 7, 2016 | 3:30PM - 5:00PM EDT

    This webinar will show how EPA works with mining stakeholders, including other federal agencies, states, tribes, local groups and industries, not only to address the serious health and environmental challenges posed by some mining practices, but also to support the reuse of these areas to benefit the surrounding community. This webinar will explore the broad spectrum of safe and productive reuses possible at mining sites and present a case study highlighting several of these reuses in practice at a mining site near Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Upcoming Meetings

  • Joint Conference of the West Virginia Mine Drainage Task Force Symposium
    April 9-13, 2017 | Morgantown, West Virginia
    Sponsored by: American Society for Mining and Reclamation (ASMR) &
    Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative (ARRI)

    Description pending.

  • 25th Annual Mine Design, Operations & Closure Conference
    May 7-11, 2017 | Fairmont, Montana

    The Mine Design, Operations & Closure Conference will offer the latest in mining-related technologies and methods, delivered by industry professionals. The conference includes a session on remediation and reclamation.

  • 13th International Mine Water Association Congress
    June 25-30, 2017 | Lappeenranta, Finland

    IMWA 2017's Congress theme is "Mine Water & Circular Economy." Circular economy means, "closing the loop" of product lifecycles by improving recycling and re-use. In case of mine water, this means that mining wastes and mine water are used to extract valuable materials, such as metals, fertilizers or adsorbents for waste water purification.

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Archived Internet Seminars, Videos, and Courses

 CLU-IN Mining Sites Webinar Series

 Workshops on Hardrock Mine Geochemistry and Hydrology

EPA's Region 10, ORD, and OSRTI hosted a three-part workshop series on hardrock mine geochemistry and hydrology in 2013. The goals included enhancing participants' understanding of the key issues regarding water chemistry predictions, identifying potential sources of contamination from mine sites, and describing practices to mitigate or reclaim facilities to protect natural resources. Presenters included experts from EPA Headquarters, Regions, and ORD; the U.S. Geological Survey; and the U.S. Forest Service. The workshops were open to all agencies, tribes, consultants, and the general public, and are now archived and available for streaming. Supplementary materials and resources provided by the instructors are also available for download below.

Workshop 1 - Evaluating Water Chemistry Predictions at Hardrock Mine Sites

   » Detailed presentation descriptions and full archive


Workshop 2 - Mining Influenced Waters - Pathways for Off-Site Releases

   » Detailed presentation descriptions and full archive

Workshop 3 - Sampling, Monitoring and Remediation at Mine Sites

   » Detailed presentation descriptions and full archive


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