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Examining the Potential Impacts to Wetlands and Water Bodies Due to Mineral Exploration, Pebble Copper-Gold Prospect, Southwest Alaska

The majority of mining ventures do not make it past the stage of discovery. There is, however, no detail in the literature on the impacts on natural waters of mineral exploration drilling. A copper-goldmolybdenum mining deposit in Alaska was extensively investigated and partially reclaimed until 2012; however, in 2016, full reclaim of drill sites remained…
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October 7, 2020 0

Investigation and Documentation of Acidic Mining Exploration Drill Cuttings at the Pebble Copper– Gold Mineral Prospect, Southwest Alaska

During the Pebble copper-gold-molybdenum (Cu-Au-Mo) deposit discovery drilling, drilling waste was directly disposed of on the landscape or passed through unlined sumps prior to disposal. The ore and host rock are high in sulphides, which are weathered by metal leaching to sulfuric acid. Oxidized cuttings were visually noticeable and verified to have a pH of…
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October 7, 2020 0

A Unified 3-R Outlook for Interior Water Treatment

Water is critical for all life on the planet. Rapid industrialization and urbanization has caused India to face a water crisis since it has only 4 percent of the world’s water resources. In order to resolve the crisis, India has to look for alternative water resources which may include rainwater harvesting, grey water and sewage…
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June 8, 2020 0