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“Mine Water and the Environment”

Volume 13, Number 2, June 1994


PDFStraskraba, V. & Abel, J. F. j. (1994): The Differences in Underground Mines Dewatering with the Application of Caving or Backfilling Mining Methods. - Mine Water and the Environment, 13 (2): 1-19, 3 fig., 3 tab.; Wollongong.

PDFYu, P. (1994): Surface Subsidence in the Karst Mining Area in China. - Mine Water and the Environment, 13 (2): 21-25, 2 tab.; Wollongong.

PDFKipko, E. Y., Polozov, Y. A., Zabora, V. V. & Smorondin, G. M. (1994): Groundwater Control in a Shaft Boring Operation. - Mine Water and the Environment, 13 (2): 27-31, 2 fig., 1 tab.; Wollongong.

PDFMuyunda, C. & Mwale, F. (1994): Electrical energy Usage at Konkola Division, Zambian Copper Belt. - Mine Water and the Environment, 13 (2): 33-39, 7 fig.; Wollongong.

PDFMorton, K. L. & Niekerk, F. A. v. (1994): Mine Drainage Control and Environment Protection by using Grouting Technology and the Hydrogeological Approach. - Mine Water and the Environment, 13 (2): 41-43; Wollongong.

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News Flash

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)