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“Mine Water and the Environment”

Volume 11, Number 2, June 1992

PDFSivakumar, M., Singh, R. N. & Morton, S. G. S. (1992): Mine Water Effluent Quality in the Illawarra Region. - Mine Water and the Environment, 11 (2): 1-10, 5 fig, 2 tab.; Wollongong.

PDFAbaci, S., Edwards, J. S. & Whittaker, B. N. (1992): Relative Permeability Measurements for two Phase Flow in unconsolidated Sands. - Mine Water and the Environment, 11 (2): 11-26, 8 fig.; Wollongong.

PDFPathak, V. & Banerjee, A. K. (1992): Mine Water Pollution Studies in Chapha Incline, Umaria Coalfield, Eastern Madhya Pradesh, India. - Mine Water and the Environment, 11 (2): 27-35, 3 fig., 4 tab.; Wollongong.

PDFHawkins, J. W. & Aljoe, W. W. (1992): Pseudokarst Groundwater Hydrologic Characteristics of a Mine Spoil Aquifer. - Mine Water and the Environment, 11 (2): 37-52, 11 fig., 1 tab.; Wollongong.

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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)