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ACID DRAINAGE – Case history, conference offer solutions

OTTAWA - CANMET (Canadian Mining and Mineral Sciences Laboratories) and McMASTER UNIVERSITY have published a case h...



OTTAWA – CANMET (Canadian Mining and Mineral Sciences Laboratories) and McMASTER UNIVERSITY have published a case history of tailings management at the Louvicourt base metal mine, in northern Quebec. The report takes a thorough look at the long-term performance of using shallow water to cover reactive tailings. The study integrates geochemical, mineralogical and biological data. It also makes recommendations for future studies to expand the understanding of biofilms in tailings management.

Hard copies are C$35. Contact mend_nedem@NRCan.gc.ca and inquire about MEND Report 2.12.2.

Or plan to attend the BRITISH COLUMBIA-MEND metal leaching and acid rock drainage workshop, to be held at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver on Nov. 28 and 29, 2007. The workshop will specifically address collection and treatment of mine drainage. Topics will include prediction of maximum rates and flow volumes, process control, treatment of drainage of various acidic strengths, passive treatment, handling of residues and operating costs.

Cost of the conference is C$100. Register early, as the workshop is restricted to the first 180 registrants. For further information please contact Gilles Tremblay (613-992-0968; gtrembla@nrcan.gc.ca) or Dr. Bill Price (250-847-9335; bprice@nrcan.gc.ca).


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