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).
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.
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.
The 2016 Mining Lifecycle Training features modules on exploration and mine planning; mine operations and effective environmental management; mine closure reclamation and addressing environmental risk; and a tour of the Freeport-McMoRan Miami Mine. Seating is limited to 100 participants, with priority going to tribal affiliates; however, registrations may open up to the private sector as the training date approaches.
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
Mine Rock Characterization Tools and Methodologies Used to Predict the Potential for Acid Rock Drainage and Metal Mobility