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Upcoming Internet Seminars
Using Biosolids and Coal Combustion Products for Soil Remediation at Mining Sites
July 24, 2014 | 1:00-3:00 PM EST
Presented by Dr. W. Lee Daniels, Professor of Environmental Soil Science at Virginia Tech, this webinar will focus on the use of biosolids, coal combustion products, and other soil amendments for soil remediation and revegetation at mining sites. The following topics will be presented:
Utilizing biosolids as a soil amendment for mined land reclamation. This presentation will include an overview of the history of land application of biosolids to coal mined lands and other applications to mineral sands and sand and gravel mining, with a particular focus on predicting nitrate-N leaching losses.
Remediation and revegetation of phytotoxic materials with biosolids and lime. This presentation will focus on the presenter's work in Poland and Virginia on the stabilization and revegetation of coal refuse, Pb/Zn smelter slags and tailings, and acid sulfate soil materials via the application of relatively high rates of biosolids and lime.
Potentials and issues for use of coal combustion residuals (CCRs) in mined land reclamation. This presentation will focus on the potential benefits and risks of using CCRs such as fly and flue gas desulfurization (FGD) material in mined land reclamation as either surface soil amendments or bulk alkaline additions to acid-forming materials. This will include a brief synopsis of current regulatory development issues.
All three presentations will include case study data and findings that are supported by publications available from the presenter and collaborators' website www.landrehab.org.
Life of Mine Conference 2014
July 16-18, 2014 | Brisbane, Australia
The 2014 Life of Mine Conference, organized by the Australia-Africa Mining Industry Group in collaboration with the University of Queensland's Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation, focuses on current and future mine rehabilitation practices. Delegates from industry, government and research areas will join to share practical experiences from across the mining life cycle: from exploration and pre-feasibility stages, to mineral extraction and processing phases, and the post-operational closure era. In addition, the conference provides a platform for the mining and mineral processing engineers to be engaged with, learn from, and contribute to addressing the challenges and opportunities associated with the rehabilitation of mining and mineral processing wastes. Click here for program details and registration.
Water Management in Mining Summit
July 29-30, 2014 | Denver, Colorado
The 3rd Annual Water Management in Mining Summit brings together mining companies, site operators, regulators, and engineers to share best practices and explore viewpoints. The summit seeks to investigate the technical methods for dealing with tailings and acid mine drainage, as well as the regulatory atmosphere surrounding the water management process in order to ensure that mines achieve a comprehensive and holistic approach. It will also challenge participants' thinking on issues such as permitting, mine design development, depressurization, dust suppression, and developing Zero Liquid Discharge policies, among others. Click here for more information and to register for the summit.
Critical Minerals 2014 Conference
August 3-5, 2014 | Denver, Colorado
Hosted by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) in partnership with AusIMM, Critical Minerals 2014 will focus both on rare earths and other critical minerals. The conference will evaluate where rare-earth markets are today, as well as identify and consider other elements and minerals that are or may become critical. The program will commence with overviews of those minerals considered critical and updates on national critical-materials strategies. The technical program will include presentations on specific markets and projects by leading geologists, mining engineers, metallurgists, financiers and developers. Click here to register.
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. Click here to register.
SETAC Asia/Pacific 2014 Conference
September 14-17, 2014 | Adelaide, South Australia
The theme of Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry's (SETAC) 2014 Asia/Pacific conference is Advancing Science for a Sustainable Environment. The Conference will bring together high profile national and international speakers and delegates from around world. The program consists of topics on aquatic and terrestrial ecotoxicology and ecology, environmental analysis and monitoring, emerging contaminants, environmental chemistry and remediation, effects and exposure modeling, risk assessment, regulation and public perception, and life cycle analysis and sustainability. Click here to register for the conference.
NAAMLP 2014 Annual Conference
September 21-24, 2014 | Columbus, Ohio
The National Association of Abandoned Mine Land Programs (NAAMLP) will soon be hosting its annual conference. Stay tuned for more details or click here for 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.
SETAC North America 35th Annual Meeting
November 9-13, 2014 | Vancouver, BC, Canada
The SETAC North America 35th Annual Meeting is a 5-day event featuring a variety of training, networking, and learning opportunities. More than 2,300 scientists, assessors, regulators, and managers will gather to share and discuss emerging research, regulatory developments, and the latest methodologies in environmental toxicology and chemistry. The meeting draws a diverse group of scientists from academia, business, and government representing more than 40 countries. The daily program consists of more than 1,800 presentations in 88 poster and platform sessions. Session tracks cover topics such as aquatic toxicology and ecology, integrated environmental assessment and management, linking science and social issues, environmental or analytical chemistry, regulatory directions, remediation and restoration, and terrestrial or wildlife toxicology and ecology. Special symposia will tackle emerging issues or regional topics of interest. 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