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Home IMWA Meetings Co-organised Meetings 2013 Mikkeli, Finland

2013 Mikkeli, Finland

January 8th to 11th 2013

From Ground Water to Mine Water
Workshop on Mine Water Management and Remediation

  • LUT Energy – Lappeenranta University of Technology
  • International Mine Water Association (IMWA)

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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)