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Upcoming Internet Seminars

  • Revegetation of Mine Wastes in Arid Environments: Linking Above- and Below-Ground Performance
    August 12, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:30pm EDT (17:00-18:30 GMT)

    Revegetation accelerates reclamation of land disturbed by mining; however, the revegetation of mine waste sites in arid regions of the world has unique environmental challenges due to low water availability and sensitive ecologies. Further complicating the issue is the myriad of wastes that exist. This webinar will focus on mine tailings, which exhibit a wide range of pH and metal content, as well as waste rock. In this presentation, we will discuss what we have learned over the last decade about how below-ground metrics are related to and can predict revegetation success under a variety of conditions and revegetation approaches. We will present data from legacy and modern waste sites examining both direct planting into mine waste and cap and plant scenarios.

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Upcoming Meetings

  • Mine Waste and Tailings Stewardship Conference 2020
    July 28-30, 2020 | Brisbane, Australia

    Conference features presentations on innovative mine waste management and mine waste facility closure case histories and costs.

  • Mine Design, Operations & Closure Conference
    August 16-20, 2020 | Fairmont, Montana

    This conference typically includes sessions on land rehabilitation, reclamation, and remediation. Check back for more information as it becomes available.

  • 2020 West Virginia Mine Drainage Task Force Symposium
    September 8-9, 2020 | Morgantown, West Virginia

    The objectives of the Task Force are to keep current on new developments in mine drainage research, treatment and control practices, and to present this information at annual symposia. Task Force Symposia have been held every year since 1980.

  • International Conference on Acid Rock Drainage (ICARD)
    September 20-25, 2021 | Brisbane, Australia

    The International Conference on Acid Rock Drainage (ICARD) is the leading acid drainage event. It is held every 3 years and brings together mining industry representatives, consultants, researchers and regulators from all continents.

  • MineXChange 2021 SME Annual Conference & EXPO
    February 28 - March 3, 2021 | Denver, Colorado

    Conference typically includes sessions on innovative water treatment, in situ and passive water treatment, pit lake closure, and closure and reclamation of abandoned mine lands.

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Archived Internet Seminars, Videos, and Courses

 CLU-IN Mining Sites Webinar Series

Other CLU-IN Webinars

 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

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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

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