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Upcoming Internet Seminars
Soil Amendment Applications and Mine Site Restoration Impacts on
Soil Ecosystem Services
May 7, 2014 | 1:00PM-3:00PM EDT
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The next webinar in our CLU-IN mining webinar series will address topics in soil remediation and restoration. Presenters will discuss their research on the use of soil amendments, the impact of soil restoration at mine sites on ecosystem function and services, and deliberate decision-making in site restoration that benefits the whole ecosystem.
Dr. Sally Brown will discuss how using residuals led to the development of new soil at a Jasper County, MO Superfund site. Her research team amended mine tailings at the site in the late 1990s and completed sampling in 2012. Dr. Brown will discuss the successful use of residuals at the site, as well as the ecological and economic values of using residuals even when replacement topsoil is readily available. The significance of considering the final fate of the site using a life cycle assessment will also be discussed.
Andrew Trlica will present his research that measured soil carbon storage in former surface mines under long-term reclamation. He compared areas reclaimed with biosolids-based soil amendments with areas reclaimed using conventional approaches. This study went on to use a life cycle assessment approach to examine the relative greenhouse gas balance and other ecosystem effects of different land reclamation strategies (for example, restoring a site to a low density residential use in comparison with restoring to a forest).
Mining History Association Annual Conference
June 11-15, 2014 | Trinidad, Colorado
Holiday Inn and Suites and Trinidad State Junior College
The Mining History Association (MHA) annually holds a conference in a historic mining area. Each meeting includes program sessions with presentations on a variety of mining history-related topics. The 2014 MHA Conference may include topics such as Western coal mining history, coke in smelting metals, the coal/coke/iron and steel relationship, mine management-labor relations, the 1913-1914 coal strike, mine safety/accidents, life in a coal company town, and Rocky Mountain mining history.
The American Society of Mining and Reclamation 31st National Meeting
June 14-19, 2014 | Oklahoma City, OK
The American Society of Mining and Reclamation holds an annual meeting to facilitate technology transfer and information exchange between academic professionals, practicing reclamation specialists in the field, students, and all other interested persons.
National Conference on Mining-Influenced Waters: Approaches for Characterization, Source Control and Treatment
August 12-14, 2014 | Albuquerque, New Mexico
Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown Hotel
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is sponsoring a national conference on mining-influenced waters in August 2014. The conference goal is to provide a forum for the exchange of scientific information on current and emerging approaches to assessing characterization, monitoring, source control, treatment and/or remediation on mining-influenced waters. Topics may include but are not limited to characterization, water treatment, beneficial use, source control/mine closure approaches, and prediction and modeling. A call for abstracts was recently announced for the conference. The abstract deadline has been extended and abstracts are now due by April 11, 2014. Online registration is expected to open soon. Check back here for information updates.
Remediation Technologies Symposium 2014
October 15-17, 2014 | Alberta, Canada
The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
The Remediation Technologies Symposium 2014 is a remediation technology transfer event for environmental professionals, encompassing the latest innovations in soil and groundwater remediation. Some topic areas and case studies presented will include in-situ and ex-situ treatment methods, biological and non-biological treatment, thermal desorption, encapsulation, natural attenuation, multi-phase extraction, solar detoxification, electrochemical remediation, pre-treatment considerations, phytoremediation, environmental management, hydrocarbon and salt contamination, stabilization and containment, commercial situations, membrane technology, and unique and challenging locations. Click here to register.
Archived Internet Seminars, Videos, and Courses:
Additional Web-Based Training Archives
- Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) & ART: Combining Science and Art
- Biosolids Recycling: Restore, Reclaim, Remediate
- Ecological Revitalization Resources Available through EPA - Part 1
- Ecological Revitalization Resources Available through EPA - Part 2
- Mine Tailings: Enumeration and Remediation
- Mine Waste Treatment Technology Selection
- NIEHS/EPA Metals - Remediation
- Phytostabilization of Mine Tailings in Arid and Semi-Arid Environments