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Characterization, Cleanup, and Revitalization of Mining Sites

Training and Events


  • Proceedings from the June 2023 40th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Reclamation Sciences featuring papers and presentations on remediating abandoned mine lands and active mine drainage treatment are available for review.
  • ITRC's new Reuse of Solid Mining Waste Team will examine environmentally safe reprocessing and reuse of solid mining waste, such as tailings, chat and waste rock. The team will create technical guidance and training to identify best management practices and potential solutions to address technical and regulatory barriers for reuse of waste materials.
  • The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations is offering Technical Assistance to communities and organizations interested in pursuing clean energy projects on current and former mine land.

Upcoming Internet Seminars


Upcoming Meetings

  • Mine Design, Operations and Closure Conference
    May 13-16, 2024 | Fairmont, Montana

    This conference will include sessions on reclamation, closure, and mine water.

  • Water In Mining Global Summit
    May 16-17, 2024 | Vancouver, Canada

    This event includes a session "Mine Water Treatment Facilities: Development and Optimization" with a focus on technology innovation and targeting sulfate and selenium in mine water.

  • Rocky Mountain Mining & Reclamation Conference
    May 22-24, 2024 | Leadville, Colorado

    The theme of this conference is "Elevating Our Impact" and will include sessions on reclamation, remediation, and managing mine water quality.

  • Joint Meeting of the American Society of Reclamation Sciences and the Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative
    June 2-5, 2024 | Knoxville, TN

    The theme of this joint meeting is "Reclamation in Diverse Settings." Suggested topics include soil in reclamation, active and passive treatment to improve water quality, and reclaiming abandoned and legacy mining sites.

  • 6th Annual Summit — Abandoned Mine Lands Update)
    July 24-25, 2024 | Grass Valley, California

    This public forum, convened by the Mining & Metallurgical Society of America and its partners, brings together stakeholders with a vested interest in improving landscapes impacted by Abandoned Mine Lands.

  • 13th International Conference on Acid Rock Drainage (ICARD)
    September 16-20, 2024 | Halifax, Nova Scotia

    The theme of ICARD 2024, "Impact, Innovation, and Intelligence," will explore innovative solutions to acid rock drainage. Suggested topics include active and passive mine water treatment, and groundwater impacts and remediation.

  • RemTech Europe
    September 23-27, 2024 | Virtual/Hybrid

    "Mining Sites and Coal Mines" is a proposed topic area for this international event, which will cover the latest developments in the remediation of contaminated sites and the application of new and sustainable technologies.

  • 52nd Annual Hybrid Conference of the National Association of State Land Reclamationists
    October 8-10, 2024, 2024 | Carterville, Illinois

    The theme of this conference is "Reclamation to Recreation." It includes sessions on Illinois' Mines to Parks Initiative and transforming coal mine property into a recreational opportunity.

  • 26th Annual PA Abandoned Mine Reclamation Conference
    October 22-24, 2024 | State College, Pennsylvania

    Proposed topics for this conference include: new AMD treatment system technologies and tools; operations, maintenance, and rehabilitation of treatment systems; and land remediation, reforestation, and reuse.

  • Mine Closure 2024
    November 26-28, 2024 | Perth, Western Australia

    Contaminant cleanup, residual impacts, water management, and acid mine drainage are proposed topics for this international conference.


Archived Internet Seminars, Videos, and Courses

Visit these links for copies of the presentation materials.

Other CLU-IN Webinars

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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