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This site covers all issues associated with reclamation of mining sites worldwide. The focus is on these aspects of reclamation: geomorphology, geology, surface water management, geotechnical stability, and the social and economic aspects of restoration of mining sites.

It is also a focused location where information about advances in technologies related to environmental protection and reclamation associated with mining can be found. Links to useful resources related to reclamation in mining are also provided.

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Metal-munching plants: a new frontier for green mining?
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Scientists have long studied plants that can absorb and store metals,such as nickel and gold, in large amounts without being poisoned. The most obvious application for these plant species is removing metal contaminants from the ground, but could they also usher in a new frontier of environmentally friendly mining? read more »
Genomic tools offer vision of a cleaner mining industry
Friday, April 25, 2014
Bacteria may be small, but they do heavy lifting in remediation and extraction. A few key microbes are on the verge of becoming key players in B.C.’s mining industry. read more »
Geosynthetics in Mining and Geomembrane Durability
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Kerry Rowe, Research Chair in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering at Queen’s University, gave a talk about the dura read more »
The Best Mine Waste Cover is No Cover
Monday, February 24, 2014
The best cover is no cover. If you can use the upper tailings or waste rock as the growth medium in which a stand of climax vegetation will flourish, you have the best cover. read more »
Long-Term Closure Criteria for Mine Waste Disposal Facilities
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Here's what I wrote in 1991 about criteria for covers and closure of waste facilities. This is from my book Principles and Practice of Waste Encapsulation. With Charles Reith I wrote this book on the basis of what we did to construct the encapsulation facility at the Weldon Spring site near St Louis, Missouri.  read more »


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