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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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
Mine Rock Characterization Tools and Methodologies Used to Predict the Potential for Acid Rock Drainage and Metal Mobility