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Martino, L.E.
Bio-Geotechnologies for Mine Site Rehabilitation, Elsevier Inc. ISBN: 978-0-12-812986-9, Chapter 31:571-592(2018)

Depending on the commodity, the environmental consequences of elements in the commodity lifecycle downstream of the mine can be as significant and as resource-intensive (from a remediation standpoint) as the mining operation. This chapter presents case studies involving the remediation of wastes at coal-mining sites and at a site where commodity refractories (e.g., uranium mill tailings) accumulated after ore beneficiation. The remediation approaches discussed include creative strategies used to combine active and passive technologies in parallel and in series. Some remediation technology case studies focus only on individual mine facilities, while other case studies discuss watershed approaches crafted to address contamination impacts.

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