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Characterization, Cleanup, and Revitalization of Mining Sites

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Upcoming Internet Seminars

Look here for future updates on offerings in the Mining Sites Webinar series.

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Upcoming Meetings

  • West Virginia Mine Drainage Task Force Meeting
    March 27-28, 2018 | Morgantown, West Virginia

    The West Virginia Mine Drainage Task Force was formed in 1978 and assigned to investigate the acid mine drainage (AMD) problem associated with surface mining in central West Virginia. Since then, the Task Force has broadened its scope to include areas outside of West Virginia with many diverse mine drainage issues.

  • 25th Annual Mine Design, Operations & Closure Conference
    May 6-10, 2018 | Fairmont, Montana

    This annual conference offers the latest in mining-related technologies and methods, delivered by industry professionals. It includes a session on Reclamation/Remediation.

  • 2018 ASMR Conference
    June 3-7, 2018 | St. Louis, Missouri

    The 35th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mining & Reclamation will include sessions on acid mine drainage and reclamation, among others.

  • Recycling Metals from Industrial Waste: Colorado School of Mines Annual Short Course
    June 26-28, 2018 | Golden, Colorado

    Recycling Metals from Industrial Waste, now in its 25th year, focuses on current plant practices to convert metal-containing wastes to products. Processors, raw materials, and markets are identified and quantified. Speakers with decades of hands-on experience detail multiple approaches to recycling metals and associated materials - backed up by slides, videos, and the syllabus.

    Particular emphasis is given to combinations of physical, hydrometallurgical, and pyrometallurgical processing, along with associated regulations, to facilitate economical recycling. The presentations are on a practical level, focusing on plant operations, with ample opportunity for interaction by the course participants.

  • 40th Annual National Association of Abandoned Mine Land Programs Conference
    September 9-12, 2018 | Williamsburg, Virginia

    This year the National Association of State Land Reclamationists (NASLR), which will hold it's 46th annual conference in conjunction with NAAMLP, will be harnessing the natural synergies between the two organizations. The conference will feature technical presentations unique to abandoned mine land reclamation and will provide valuable exchanges of issues specific to reclamation specialists.

  • 11th International Conference on Acid Rock Drainage (ICARD)
    September 10-14, 2018 | Pretoria, South Africa

    ICARD features presentations on acid mine drainage and mine water issues relating to active mining and mine closure.

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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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