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Home IMWA Meetings Co-organised Meetings 2012 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

2012 Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

2012-01-24 – 2012-01-27

Tracer Test Symposium & Tracer Test Course

  • Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy & the Environment (CSEE) at Cape Breton University
  • International Mine Water Association (IMWA)
  • Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC)
  • Unama’ki Economic Benefits Office (UEBO) – ASEP Training Program

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Mine Water is the water that collects in both surface and underground mines. It comes from the inflow of rain or surface water and from groundwater seepage. During the active life of the mine, water is pumped out to keep the mine dry and to allow access to the ore body. Pumped water may be used in the extraction process, pumped to tailings impoundments, used for activities like dust control, or discharged as a waste. The water can be of the same quality as drinking water, or it can be very acidic and laden with high concentrations of potentially toxic elements.

(from UNEP/GRID-Arenda web site)