U.S. EPA Contaminated Site Cleanup Information (CLU-IN)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. EPA Technology Innovation and Field Services Division
Characterization, Cleanup, and Revitalization of Mining Sites

Training and Events


  • CLU-IN Webinar Series on Mining Sites - OSRTI's Technology Innovation and Field Services Division launched a CLU-IN webinar series on treatment technologies at mining sites in June 2012. Topics include technology transfer, innovative and ecological approaches to dealing with mining waste, reuse and recovery technologies, and other related focus areas. The webinars are held on a quarterly basis and listed under Upcoming Internet Seminars (below). Archives of past webinars can be found under Archived Internet Seminars, Videos, and Courses.
  • Region 10 Workshops on Hardrock Mine Geochemistry and Hydrology - EPA's Region 10, Office of Research and Development (ORD), and Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation (OSRTI) hosted a three-part webinar series in February and March 2013 that focused on evaluating the potential for contaminant release from hardrock mine sites. Topics included water chemistry, potential sources of contamination from mine sites, and mitigation and reclamation practices to protect natural resources. Information on webinar archives and resources can be accessed below through Workshops on Hardrock Mine Geochemistry and Hydrology or downloaded (1pg, 222KB).

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Upcoming Internet Seminars

Stay tuned! The next webinar in the CLU-IN mining webinar series will be held in Fall 2014.

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Upcoming Meetings

  • 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.

  • Uranium Mining and Hydrogeology 2014 International Conference and UMREG 2014
    September 21-25, 2014 | Freiberg, Saxony, Germany

    The seventh International conference of Uranium Mining and Hydrogeology of the Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, or "UMH VII," will be used as basis of an international forum for discussing uranium related problems in conjunction with protecting and preserving our environment. This conference builds on the very successful past conferences (UMH I to UMH VI) from 1995 until 2011. Practitioners, consultants, regulators, policymakers, researchers, scientists, engineers, and students will have numerous opportunities to learn about innovative and emerging scientific advances and technologies that are needed to address a wide range of environmental issues associated with uranium mining and mine closure. Key session topics include mining technologies, reclamation and remediation, regulatory issues, monitoring measures, modeling techniques, biogeochemistry of uranium, and risk assessment studies.

    The International Atomic Energy Agency Technical meeting of the Uranium Mining and Remediation Exchange Group (UMREG) will take also place during the conference. UMREG is a network of peers working in the remediation of uranium mining and ore processing facilities that has existed for nearly 20 years.

    Registration can be completed at http://tu-freiberg.de/umh-vii-2014/registration-and-login.

  • 34th Oil Shale Symposium
    October 13-15, 2014 | Colorado School of Mines

    Colorado School of Mines, along with the Center for Oil Shale Technology and Research, will host the 34th Oil Shale Symposium at the Green Center on the campus of Colorado School of Mines. The Symposium will review development of oil shale resources worldwide, including research and development, impact analysis, regulatory framework, and project and program status. The Symposium will consist of a broad overview session on October 13, followed by two days of technical sessions in many different program areas on October 14 – 15. An optional field trip is available on October 16 ? 17 to the Piceance Creek and Uinta Basins. The symposium content is directed primarily toward those active in the development of oil shale resources, including those in the energy industry, government, academic, and stakeholder communities. The field trip is directed at engineers, scientists, stakeholders, and regulators involved in oil shale development. Registration is available at http://csmspace.com/events/oilshale2014/registration.php.

  • 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.

  • 10th ICARD & IMWA Annual Conference
    April 21-24, 2015 | Santiago, Chile

    The 10th International Conference on Acid Rock Drainage (ICARD) and the International Mine Water Association (IMWA) Annual Conference will be held as a single conference in Santiago, Chile in 2015. The conference will be a unique opportunity to gather the newly-formed local and South American acid drainage and mine water community. Conference themes include geomicrobiology; biogeochemical cycles and biomining; applied mineralogy and geoenvironmental units; prediction of drainage flow; prediction of drainage chemistry; mine water and drainage collection and treatment; dry covers; scaling from laboratory to field studies; reliable mine water operation; mine water management for closure; mine water geochemistry. Registration is open and can be completed at http://www.icard2015.com/english/registration.

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Archived Internet Seminars, Videos, and Courses:

 CLU-IN Mining Sites Webinar Series

 Workshops on Hardrock Mine Geochemistry and Hydrology

EPA's Region 10, ORD, and OSRTI hosted a three-part workshop series on hardrock mine geochemistry and hydrology. The goals included enhancing participants' understanding of the key issues regarding water chemistry predictions, identifying potential sources of contamination from mine sites, and describing practices to mitigate or reclaim facilities to protect natural resources. Presenters included experts from EPA Headquarters, Regions, and ORD; the U.S. Geological Survey; and the U.S. Forest Service. The workshops were open to all agencies, tribes, consultants, and the general public, and are now archived and available for streaming. Supplementary materials and resources provided by the instructors are also available for download below.

Workshop 1 - Evaluating Water Chemistry Predictions at Hardrock Mine Sites

   » Detailed presentation descriptions and full archive


Workshop 2 - Mining Influenced Waters - Pathways for Off-Site Releases

   » Detailed presentation descriptions and full archive

Workshop 3 - Sampling, Monitoring and Remediation at Mine Sites

   » Detailed presentation descriptions and full archive


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