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ACID DRAINAGE – Meeting set for end of November in Vancouver

VANCOUVER - The 14th annual British Columbia/MEND metal leaching and acid rock drainage workshop is slated for Nov....



VANCOUVER – The 14th annual British Columbia/MEND metal leaching and acid rock drainage workshop is slated for Nov. 28-29, 2007, in Vancouver. The conference will address the challenges in collection and treatment of mine drainage. The meeting will be held at the Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre.

Organizers have confirmed presentations on a wide range of situations – mercury pollution in artisanal gold mining, how to manage three metres of rain every year, an examination of the fatalities at the closed Sullivan mine, predicting metal loadings from groundwater to tidal waters, and more. Many of the papers cover Canadian operations, but there are others from around the world.

The workshop is sponsored by the MEND Secretariat at NATURAL RESOURCES CANADA. Registration and payment of the $100 fee are requested in advance as space is limited. 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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