mine tailing restoration

mine tailing restoration

Mine Tailings Restoration University of Arizona News

2003-2-10  Mine Tailings Restoration. Susan McGinley. Feb. 10, 2003. Mine tailings and biosolids don't sound like they go together, but combining the two in the proper ratio actually produces a medium that can support living plants. (The product of wastewater treatment of sewage is known as biosolids.)

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REVIEW OF ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION TECHNOLOGY

2017-5-1  Therefore, vegetation restoration of tailing sands with improved technology is the only way to ecological restoration of tailings. At present, ecological restoration technologies for mine tailings are being used, including physical remediation, chemical remediation, bioremediation and

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Mine Tailings - an overview ScienceDirect Topics

Whereas waste-rock piles commonly have a large open and free-draining porosity, mine tailings drain slowly, maintaining a large residual moisture content under gravity drainage. Measured moisture contents of conventional tailings impoundments vary from 10% to 100% saturation (Smyth, 1981; Blowes, 1990).

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Restoration potential of pioneer plants growing on lead ...

so that restoration e ect of pioneer plant species growing on the mine tailings can be better understood. This study was carried out on typical Pb-Zn mine tail-ings at Lanping of Yunnan Province, southwestern China, where a number of pioneer plants have been observed. The

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Progresses in restoration of post-mining landscape in ...

2018-3-19  To achieve the restoration goal within a reasonable timeframe, restoration of mine wasteland often requires human intervention (active restoration), especially for the metal-mined tailings

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Mine tailings composition in a historic site:

2012-6-15  Ecological restoration, using tolerant plant species and nutrient additions, is a low-cost option to decrease environmental risks associated with mine tailings. An attempt was previously made to establish such a vegetation cover on an abandoned tailings facility in Southern Ireland.

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Restoration of Mined Areas Ecological Restoration

2021-6-18  Restoration of mine areas is amelioration of physical and chemical characteristics of substrate and ensuring the return of vegetation cover. It also involves identification of specific problems hindering ecosystem redevelopment and intervention to help the recovery of vegetation cover by designing or mimicking natural processes.

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Environmental Risks From Mine Tailings - Treehugger

2018-8-10  Tailings are a type of rock waste from the mining industry. When a mineral product is mined, the valuable portion is usually embedded in a rock matrix called ore.

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MINE REHABILITATION - IM4DC

2015-6-24  non-government organisations, mine communities, and students will find this handbook relevant. It has been written to encourage these people to play a critical role in continuously improving the mining industry’s sustainable development performance. This handbook outlines the principles and leading practices of mine rehabilitation,

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MINE REHABILITATION - IM4DC

2015-6-24  3.1 Consultation during initial mine planning 10 3.2 Legal requirements 10 3.3 Material characterisation 10 3.4 Site assessment 16 3.5 Planning the rehabilitation program 19 Case study: Murrin Murrin nickel operation, Western Australia 22 Case study: Mt Owen coal mine, Hunter Valley, NSW 25 4.0 OPERATIONS 28

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Mine Tailings Restoration - ag.arizona.edu

2002-12-20  biosolids to the mine tailings, the mi-crobial population jumps from 400 per gram in the tailings to about 10 ⁷ or 10⁸ million per gram in the created soil. This microbial population is a prereq-uisite for growth.” Mine Tailings Restoration Method uses high grade biosolids to revegetate land By Susan McGinley In cooperation with ASARCO and

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Upper Grande Ronde Mine Tailings Restoration Project ...

2015-6-17  2 Upper Grande Ronde Mine Tailings Restoration Project Environmental Assessment vegetation, stream shading, and instream channel function. Since the 1940s, there has been some natural recovery to the stream channel and floodplain. In addition, restoration activities occurred in

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REVIEW OF ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION TECHNOLOGY

2017-5-1  restoration of mine tailings has attracted more attention and has now become a worldwide problem. 2 Development of mine tailings ecological restoration in China At the end of 2012, there were 12273 mine tailings in China, of which 6633 mine tailings are in use, 1234 mine tailings are being built and 2193 mine tailings are closed.

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Restoration of Mined Areas Ecological Restoration

2021-6-18  Restoration of mine areas is amelioration of physical and chemical characteristics of substrate and ensuring the return of vegetation cover. It also involves identification of specific problems hindering ecosystem redevelopment and intervention to help the recovery of vegetation cover by designing or mimicking natural processes.

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Native Plant Restoration of Copper Mine Tailings: I ...

Copper mine tailings are difficult to revegetate using native plants unless amendments are added to reduce acidity, decrease metal solubility, and improve nutrient availability. In this study, the effects of two amendments were tested for their ability to improve growth and survival of two native plant species growing in copper mine tailings.

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SCOTT RIVER DREDGE TAILINGS RESTORATION DESIGN

2021-1-21  mining operation. Mr. Moore, the owner of the gravel mine approached the Council with a request to initiate restoration planning on his property. There are two additional landowners in Component 1, both of whom are highly supportive of restoration on

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Restoration potential of pioneer plants growing on

2008-1-1  The primary objective of the present study was to compare the restoration potential of ten pioneer plants in mine tailing phytostabilization, based on the changes in the soil metals and soil fertility in the rhizosphere, combined with metal absorption and translocation characteristics of these species.

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Abandoned Mine Lands: Revitalization and Reuse US

2021-3-3  Reuse. As part of EPA's commitment to finding innovative and effective solutions to the potential threats abandoned mine lands pose to human health and the environment, significant attention is being focused on potential future uses of these lands, and the economic, environmental, and social impact that reuse can provide.

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Copper mine tailing disposal in northern Chile rocky ...

The study assesses the ecological impact caused by the El Salvador untreated (1975-1990) and treated (1991-1994) copper mine tailings on rocky intertidal communities in and around the dumping site at Caleta Palito, northern Chile. Ecological changes are monitored for 16 years in polluted and unpollu

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Environmental Risks From Mine Tailings - Treehugger

2018-8-10  Tailings deposited as large piles can cause a variety of environmental problems: Slumps, landslides. Tailing piles can be unstable, and experience landslides. In 1966, in

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Upper Grande Ronde Mine Tailings Restoration Project ...

2015-6-17  2 Upper Grande Ronde Mine Tailings Restoration Project Environmental Assessment vegetation, stream shading, and instream channel function. Since the 1940s, there has been some natural recovery to the stream channel and floodplain. In addition, restoration activities occurred in

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Mine Site Restoration, Superfund Site Remediation,

2021-6-1  Arkansas River Mine Tailing Remediation (Colorado) Historic uncontrolled releases of mine tailings and contaminated water into the Arkansas River downstream of Leadville, Colorado, resulted in hundreds of acres of barren or metal-impacted soils within

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Phytostabilization of Mine Tailings in Arid and

Mine tailings disposal sites from either inactive or abandoned mine sites are prevalent in arid and semiarid regions throughout the world. Major areas include northern Mexico and the Western United States, the Pacific coast of South America (Chile and Peru), southwestern Spain, western India, South Africa, and Australia (Munshower 1994; Tordoff et al. 2000).

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Giant Mine Remediation Project Environment and

Giant Mine’s remediation is expected to take approximately ten years, but the project itself has a defined life of 100 years, with some components that will require operation and maintenance into perpetuity. It is important to ensure that, once active remediation is complete, there is a plan in place for how the site will be managed and how ...

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Abandoned Mine Lands: Revitalization and Reuse US

2021-3-3  Reuse. As part of EPA's commitment to finding innovative and effective solutions to the potential threats abandoned mine lands pose to human health and the environment, significant attention is being focused on potential future uses of these lands, and the economic, environmental, and social impact that reuse can provide.

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Environmental Risks From Mine Tailings - Treehugger

2018-8-10  Tailings deposited as large piles can cause a variety of environmental problems: Slumps, landslides. Tailing piles can be unstable, and experience landslides. In 1966, in

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Tailingsfo Mufulira mine tailings breach, Zambia

2021-1-4  Restoration. Work needed to be carried out on the No3. impoundment before the rainy season began in December. This gave the mine little over two months to carry out the essential work. Priority was given to prevent further infiltration of surface runoff and

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MINE REHABILITATION - IM4DC

2015-6-24  3.1 Consultation during initial mine planning 10 3.2 Legal requirements 10 3.3 Material characterisation 10 3.4 Site assessment 16 3.5 Planning the rehabilitation program 19 Case study: Murrin Murrin nickel operation, Western Australia 22 Case study: Mt Owen coal mine, Hunter Valley, NSW 25 4.0 OPERATIONS 28

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MINING RECLAMATION IN NORTH AMERICA - FCX

2017-5-22  The Climax mine is also at the headwaters of three major river basins: the Arkansas River, the Eagle River and Tenmile Creek. Due to past Climax mine activities, the East Fork of the Arkansas River had been buried under mine overburden and rerouted through a 7-foot diameter concrete culvert. The culvert returned

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Mining and the Environment: What Happens When A

2014-7-10  This includes covering up mine entrances, replanting grass and trees, and testing surrounding water, soil, and air for contaminants. Since 1977 when the U.S. Congress enacted the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act , many regulations have been established to ensure mine sites are operated, and any environmental damage is remediated, in a ...

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