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Characterization, Cleanup, and Revitalization of Mining Sites

Training and Events

Highlights

Upcoming Internet Seminars

  • State and Federal Data in the RE-Powering Mapper 3.0
    August 8, 2022 | 3:00 - 4:30 PM EDT

    Learn how to identify contaminated lands, landfills, and mine sites that may be suitable for renewable energy using EPA's RE-Powering Mapper in this webinar. RE-Powering Mapper is a web-based geographic information tool for finding contaminated lands to site renewable energy.

  • Remediation Management of Complex Sites
    September 22, 2022 | 1:00 - 3:15 PM EDT

    This webinar by the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council will describe practical steps to manage complex sites like mining sites using the "adaptive site management" approach and will present case studies of real-world applications.

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    Upcoming Meetings

    • 10th International Congress on Water Management in Mining and Industrial Processes
      September 7-9, 2022 | Virtual

      Planned topics for this online congress include prediction, prevention, and treatment of AMD, integrated watershed management, and innovations in mining effluent treatment.

    • 12th International Conference on Acid Rock Drainage (ICARD)
      September 18-24, 2022 | Virtual

      The theme of ICARD 2022 is, "Proactive Measures and Lasting Outcomes", and will explore new knowledge and capabilities and their impact to manage acid rock drainage. Suggested topics include mine planning, active and passive treatment, regulatory policy, and designing, managing, and closing of mine waste facilities.

    • San Juan Mining and Reclamation Conference
      September 29-30 | Ouray, Colorado

      This annual conference includes sessions on the science and policy of mining, remediation, and managing mine water quality as it relates to non-point source pollution.

    • 15th International Conference on Mine Closure
      October 4-6, 2022 | Brisbane, QLD, Australia

      This conference will explore a range of topics including, mine closure objectives and criteria, contaminant cleanup, water management, acid mine drainage, and outcome-based risk management. Case studies will also be presented.

    • Mine Drainage Task Force Symposium
      October 4-5, 2022 | Morgantown, West Virginia

      This symposium will cover new developments in mine drainage research and treatment and control practices.

    • Mine-Impacted Water Conference - Closing the Water Loop
      October 12-13, 2022 | Randburg, Johannesburg

      This in-person and virtual conference hosted by the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM), in collaboration with the University of the Witwatersrand and Mintek, will discuss innovative mine water treatment technologies, mine closure, and emerging strategies to sustainably manage mine-impacted water and AMD.

    • 43rd Annual Conference of the National Association of Abandoned Mine Land Programs
      October 16-20, 2022 | Grand Junction, Colorado

      Suggested topics for the 2022 NAAMLP conference include AMD characterization and treatment, beneficial use of waste materials, stream restoration techniques, and innovative reclamation techniques.

    • Tailings and Mine Waste 2022
      November 6-9, 2022 | Denver, Colorado

      Event will explore the latest developments in managing mine waste and mill tailings with a focus on site characterization and monitoring, reclamation and remediation, and water management.

    • International Mine Water Association (IMWA)
      November 6-10, 2022 | Christchurch, New Zealand

      The November 2022 IMWA Reconnect conference will highlight leading research and deployment of innovative passive treatment technologies. Other topics include waste rock and tailings storage, mine hydrogeology, legacy mine impacts and clean up, and mine closure.

    • 29th Annual BC MEND ML/ARD Workshop
      November 30 - December 1, 2022 | Vancouver, BC, Canada

      This workshop will present solutions to challenges of metal leaching and acid rock drainage.

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    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

    Resources
    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

    Resources

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    Additional Web-Based Training Archives

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