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This SpringerBrief focuses on Acid Mine Drainage AMD in the three basins in the Witwatersrand South Africa It provides a background to AMD and its impactsfrom a social science South African government and nongovernmental organizations’ response to AMD is assessed as well the socioeconomic and developmental effects of AMD

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  • Acid Mine Drainage and Human Rights
    Acid Mine Drainage and Human Rights

    1 What is Acid Mine Drainage A number of issues define and challenge the South African natural resource base The mining sector has historically been one of South Africa’s main drivers of economic growth and the country’s wealth has been built on an abundance of mineral resources

  • Acid Mine Drainage  Environment News South Africa
    Acid Mine Drainage Environment News South Africa

    Aug 18 2018 · Leaching of heavy metals such as iron pyrite and radioactive uranium cause what is termed acid mine drainage Acid mine drainage is a serious problem in the Gauteng province of South Africa as a result of over 130 years of Gold mining Poor governance and complacency have led to an environmental disaster of epic proportion

  • Case Study Acid Mine Drainage South Africa  Earthwise
    Case Study Acid Mine Drainage South Africa Earthwise

    Acid mine drainage in Gauteng Province South Africa Mining in South Africa and in Gauteng Province Mining is hugely important in South Africa In 2006 South Africa was the largest producer of gold and the fourth largest producer of coal in the world Usher and Vermuelen 2006

  • Environmental effects of acid mine drainage  Cape Town
    Environmental effects of acid mine drainage Cape Town

    Acid mine drainage is a chemical reaction that occurs when water passes through a mineral rock containing sulfide It occurs naturally – particularly in locations such as mines and construction sites where there are plenty of these exposed rocks containing sulfide Acid mine drainage can sometimes be referred to as rock mine drainage

  • Environmental Decision Making on Acid Mine Drainage
    Environmental Decision Making on Acid Mine Drainage

    Environmental Decision Making on Acid Mine Drainage Issues in South Africa An Argument for the Precautionary Principle Morodi TJ1 Mpofu C2 Author information 1Tshwane University of Technology Pretoria South Africa 2Auckland University of Technology P Bag 92006 Auckland New Zealand charlesmpofu

  • PDF The impact of acid mine drainage in South Africa
    PDF The impact of acid mine drainage in South Africa

    The impact of acid mine drainage in South Africa Article PDF Available in South African Journal of Science 107560107 · June 2011 with 5323 Reads How we measure reads

  • Acid mine drainage a longterm solution lies in waiting
    Acid mine drainage a longterm solution lies in waiting

    Jul 17 2019 · With a combined pumping and treatment capacity of 229 Mℓday the successful delivery of three acid mine drainage treatment plants across the Witwatersrand Western Central and Eastern Basins between 2012 and 2017 are today effectively preventing millions of litres of toxic water from decanting to surface

  • PDF Impacts of mining on water resources in South Africa
    PDF Impacts of mining on water resources in South Africa

    Acid mine drainage is recognized as one of the more serious environmental problems in the mining industry Acid mine drainage is a major problem on coal and gold mines throughout the world and in

  • Fate Transport and Effects of Pollutants Originating from
    Fate Transport and Effects of Pollutants Originating from

    Aug 29 2014 · Concentrations of pollutants were measured in water sediment and algal samples collected along a longitudinal gradient from a stretch of the Olifants River South Africa that receives acid mine drainage AMD from the Klipspruit River

  • Acid mine drainage Prevention treatment options and
    Acid mine drainage Prevention treatment options and

    May 10 2017 · 1 Introduction Acid mine drainage AMD is a major problem all over the world especially where coal and gold mine activities are common Once AMD is generated it is difficult to control the process and the treatment also requires high cost Aguiar et al 2016 Baruah and Khare 2010 Grande et al 2010 Qureshi et al 2016AMD causes severe environmental impacts

  • Acid mine drainage solution targeted at South African
    Acid mine drainage solution targeted at South African

    A new solution to treat acid mine drainage AMD targeting the South African mining industry was launched on July 5 in Johannesburg as a viable and cost effective solution to remove metals and

  • South Africa has failed to protect locals from gold mine
    South Africa has failed to protect locals from gold mine

    Oct 12 2016 · South Africa has failed to address the adverse environmental Contamination of ground and surface water from acid mine drainage as well as toxic dust and soil from mine

  • Acid Mine Drainage Treatment in South Africa
    Acid Mine Drainage Treatment in South Africa

    Acid mine drainage in South Africa has become a major concern for the countrys water infrastructure over recent years Thanks to the international Veolia Group Veolia Water Technologies South Africa is able to supply a costcompetitive acid mine drainage treatment system that can reduce the impact of mining on the environment

  • The Regulation of Acid Mine Drainage in South Africa Law
    The Regulation of Acid Mine Drainage in South Africa Law

    THE REGULATION OF ACID MINE DRAINAGE IN SOUTH AFRICA LAW AND GOVERNANCE PERSPECTIVES L Feris LJ Kotzé SUMMARY Acid mine drainage AMD is arguably one of the most serious environmental concerns in South Africa AMD is a legacy left behind by abandoned derelict and defunct mines and is a continuing byproduct of existing mining

  • The Regulation of Acid Mine Drainage in South Africa Law
    The Regulation of Acid Mine Drainage in South Africa Law

    Abstract Acid mine drainage AMD is arguably one of the most serious environmental concerns in South Africa AMD is a legacy left behind by abandoned derelict and defunct mines and is a continuing byproduct of existing mining activities

  • The impact of acid mine drainage in South Africa
    The impact of acid mine drainage in South Africa

    Acid mine drainage also sometimes referred to as acid rock drainage is a wellunderstood process 2 and arises primarily when the mineral pyrite ‘fool’s gold’ or iron disulphide comes into contact with oxygenated water The pyrite undergoes oxidation in a twostage process the first producing sulphuric acid and ferrous sulphate and the second orangered ferric hydroxide and more

  • Acid mine drainage single most significant threat to South
    Acid mine drainage single most significant threat to South

    Environmentalists have termed acid mine drainage AMD as the single most significant threat to South Africas environment In the past these and other concerns about AMD were in effect ignored

  • Acid mine drainage West Rand  South African Government
    Acid mine drainage West Rand South African Government

    Feb 11 2010 · Acid mine drainage West Rand 11 Feb 2010 The Department of Water Affairs as part of the government task team on mine closure and water management together with mining companies have agreed on a model to deal with the acid mine drainage challenge that is affecting the western central and eastern basins the Witwatersrand gold fields area

  • The Key Factor of Acid Mine Drainage AMD in the History
    The Key Factor of Acid Mine Drainage AMD in the History

    Acid Mine Drainage is one of the serious issues caused by mining activities and often reported in the last few decades in South Africa 11 12 Jan van Riebeeck from the Dutch East India Company visited the South Africa continent and set the region as Cape of Good Hope in 1652 leading to the Netherlands Cape Colony 56

  • PDF Impacts of mining on water resources in South Africa
    PDF Impacts of mining on water resources in South Africa

    Acid mine drainage is recognized as one of the more serious environmental problems in the mining industry Acid mine drainage is a major problem on coal and gold mines throughout the world and in

  • The potential utilisation of indigenous South African
    The potential utilisation of indigenous South African

    economy South Africa possesses large natural reserves of various metals and coal and therefore hosts substantial mining activity McCarthy 2011 As a consequence of the types of ores in South Africa which are often sulphidebased mining operations currently operational and abandoned have led to the formation of acid mine drainage AMD

  • EPA  What is Acid Mine Drainage
    EPA What is Acid Mine Drainage

    Acid Mine Drainage AMD is currently the main pollutant of surface water in the midAtlantic region AMD is caused when water flows over or through sulfurbearing materials forming solutions of net acidity AMD comes mainly from abandoned coal mines and currently active mining AMD degrades more than 4500 stream miles

  • Acid Mine Drainage AMD causes treatment and case
    Acid Mine Drainage AMD causes treatment and case

    This paper describes Acid Mine Drainage AMD generation and its associated technical issues As AMD is recognized as one of the more serious environmental problems in the mining industry its causes prediction and treatment have become the focus of a number of research initiatives commissioned by governments the mining industry universities and research establishments with additional

  • Acid mine drainage – Earth Life
    Acid mine drainage – Earth Life

    According to a report December 2010 commissioned by the Interministerial Committee on Acid Mine Drainage the mining companies and government have until June 2012 to control acid mine drainage before the toxic water under central Johannesburg begins to flood the tourist mine in Gold Reef City with estimates of the water reaching the surface

  • Acid mine drainage a hot topic in South Africa
    Acid mine drainage a hot topic in South Africa

    Finnish specialist in hydrometallurgical treatment technology Global EcoProcess Services Oy EPSE launched a treatment for acid mine drainage AMD in South Africa in July which it claims is a

  • ACID MINE DRAINAGE IN SOUTH AFRICA  World Pulse
    ACID MINE DRAINAGE IN SOUTH AFRICA World Pulse

    Apr 13 2011 · ACID MINE DRAINAGE IN SOUTH AFRICA After following the headlines regarding the Acid Mine Drainage in our country which drew media from all over the world including the CNN Sky News Reuters and the BBC I was convinced that what they were saying was “news” same as our high level of unemployment and our high level of rape and violence crime the usual and yet shocking to

  • Sinkholes and subsidence in South Africa
    Sinkholes and subsidence in South Africa

    Certain parts of the ground surface of South Africa are prone to sudden catastrophic collapse which may lead to death injury or structural damage Such features are known as sinkholes and in South Africa occur in areas underlain by dolomite rock Approximately 25 of Gauteng Province as well as

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