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

Training and Events

 

  • Slides and audio for the NEPA and Mining 101 courses, Part 1 Mining Fundamentals and Part 2 Mining Environmental Concerns and Issues are now archived at https://clu-in.org/live/archive/.
  • Recordings of select sessions held at the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) meeting in Salt Lake City, UT (November 2015) are available to view for free at http://slc.setac.org/program/scientific-program/session-recordings/
  • CLU-IN Webinar Series on Mining Sites - OSRTI's Technology Innovation and Field Services Division hosts a quarterly CLU-IN webinar series on that targets EPA Remedial Project Managers and other site staff. Topics include innovative and ecological approaches to dealing with mining waste, reuse and recovery technologies, and other related focus areas. The webinars are listed below under Upcoming Internet Seminars. Archives of past webinars can be found under Archived Internet Seminars, Videos, and Courses.
  • Region 10 Workshops on Hardrock Mine Geochemistry and Hydrology – In February and March 2013, EPA's Region 10, Office of Research and Development (ORD), and OSRTI hosted a three-part webinar series that focused on evaluating the potential for contaminant release from hardrock mine sites. Topics included water chemistry, potential sources of contamination from mine sites, and mitigation and reclamation practices to protect natural resources. The webinar archives and related resources can be accessed below through Workshops on Hardrock Mine Geochemistry and Hydrology or downloaded (1pg, 222KB).

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Upcoming Internet Seminars

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Upcoming Meetings

  • International Mine Water Association Annual Conference
    July 11-15, 2016 | Leipzig, Germany

    The 2016 International Mine Water Association (IMWA) annual conference – Mining meets Water – Conflicts and Solutions – will be held at the KUBUS Leipzig. Conference themes include mine water regulation, hydrogeology, limnology/pit lakes, and geochemistry; water-related mine design; mine closure, remediation and follow-up care; dewatering and mine water treatment; mine water and climate change; water issues in lignite mining; secondary mining (mine waters, tailing, dumps); microbiology of mine waters and bioleaching; stable isotopes in mine waters; geotechnical issues related to mine water; hydrogeological and hydrogeochemical modeling; and process simulation tools.

  • The Annual San Juan Mining And Reclamation Conference
    August 3-5, 2016 | Durango and Silverton, Colorado

    The primary goals of this annual conference are to educate the public and other stakeholders on the science and policy of mining, mine lands remediation, and water quality as it relates to non-point source pollution, improving mining practices, and addressing water quality impairments through workshops, field tours, and presentations.

  • NAAMLP 38th Annual Conference
    September 25-28, 2016 | Bozeman, Montana

    The National Association of Abandoned Mine Land Programs (NAAMLP) is a non-profit organization whose members include 31 states and tribes conducting abandoned mine reclamation programs under the federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977. The theme of their 38th Annual Conference is "Enhancing Communities through Reclamation." The technical sessions will cover a broad spectrum of areas ranging from cultural history of mining to advances in technology and new concepts in abandoned mine land reclamation.

  • Remediation Technologies Symposium 2016 (RemTech™ 2016)
    October 12-14, 2016 | Banff, Canada

    RemTech™ 2016 is a remediation technology transfer event for environmental professionals, encompassing the latest innovations in soil and groundwater remediation.

  • 2016 Design and Construction Issues at Hazardous Waste Sites Symposium
    October 26-27, 2016 | Denver, Colorado

    The Western Edition 2016 Design and Construction Issues at Hazardous Waste Sites Symposium is sponsored by the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) with possible co-sponsorship by U.S. EPA, The symposium will include presentations on the design and construction issues and challenges associated with hardrock mining sites. Details on registration, sponsorship opportunities and program structure will be available via DCHWS-West@cdmsmith.com in mid-July 2016 and on the symposium website once it is live in August 2016. Abstracts are due on August 26.

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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

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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

   » Detailed presentation descriptions and full archive

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