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Acid Mine Drainage Remediation. Much of South Africa's wealth has been generated by its mining industry. However, many mines are now no longer operational. Ground water, which naturally percolates into disused workings, leaches sulphur present in …


Fig. 1 is an old abandoned metalliferrous mine in the Republic of South Africa . Here, mining ceased in early 1980s but a considerable amount of acidic-water continues to be released from abandoned underground workings into the surface environment. In this case, pyrite content is the main cause of water pollution.


South Africa's Gauteng province holds some of the biggest gold deposits on earth, and extraction processes has left drains of Acid mine drainage AMD which results from the outflow of acidic ...


South Africa is facing the increasing challenge of acid mine drainage (AMD) whose genesis is the country's mining history, which paid limited attention to post-mining mine site management. In mineral resource-rich Africa, this has emerged as one of …


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Acid Mine Drainage. Acid mine drainage is the flow, or seepage, of polluted water from old mining areas. Depending on the area, the water may contain toxic heavy metals and radioactive particles. These are dangerous for people's health, as well as plants and animals. Acid mine drainage on the Witwatersrand has reached a crisis point.


THE REGULATION OF ACID MINE DRAINAGE IN SOUTH AFRICA: LAW AND GOVERNANCE PERSPECTIVES L Feris* LJ Kotzé** Acid drainage is one of the most serious and potentially enduring environmental problems for the mining industry. Left unchecked, it can result in such long-term water quality impacts that it could well be this industry's most harmful legacy.1


South Africa is facing the increasing challenge of acid mine drainage (AMD) whose genesis is the country s mining history, which paid limited attention to post-mining mine site management. In mineral resource-rich Africa, this has emerged as one of …


Acid Mine Drainage in South Africa Ms Mariette Liefferink, CEO of the Federation for a Sustainable Environment (FSE), used examples of published reports that highlighted the depth and magnitude of the AMD problem. She supported the Department's presentation and further illustrated problems facing the Witwatersrand's basins.


South Africa is facing the increasing challenge of acid mine drainage (AMD) whose genesis is the country's mining history, which paid limited attention to post-mining mine site management. In mineral resource-rich Africa, this has emerged as one of the most daunting challenges of our time. South Africa has been bold in its approach to mitigating this problem, …


Gold mining Acid mine drainage Mine rehabilitation Acid mine water neutralisation Water pollution Gauteng South Africa This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access. References


Mining activities within the Witwatersrand Basin, South Africa, have led to many studies, particularly focusing on the generation of acid mine drainage (AMD) in the basin and the associated environmental effects. This study assesses whether gypsum in the Whitehill Formation is connected to acid rock drainage (ARD) resulting from reactions between the pyrite-bearing …


This SpringerBrief focuses on Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) in the three basins in the Witwatersrand, South Africa. It provides a background to AMD and its impactsfrom a social science perspective.The South African government and non …


The mining companies and government have until about 2012 to control acid mine drainage before the toxic water under central Johannesburg reaches an environmentally critical level. Acid Mine Drainage is not a new issue, merely one that has been conveniently silenced by the mining houses and South African government for decades.


South Africa acts on acid mine drainage. 25 Feb 2011. 25 February 2011. The Cabinet has approved the recommendations of a team of experts on the threats posed by acid mine drainage in parts of Gauteng, and agreed that work on tackling the problem should start immediately. The government appointed the team after warnings emerged last year that ...


Acid mine drainage arising from gold mining activity in Johannesburg, South Africa and environs Environ Pollut . 2003;122(1):29-40. doi: 10.1016/s0269-7491(02)00281-6.


1. What is Acid Mine Drainage? A number of issues define and challenge the South African natural resource base. The mining sector has historically been one of South Africa's main drivers of economic growth, and the country's wealth …


• The gold mining industry in South Africa (principally the Witwatersrand Goldfield) is in decline, but the post-closure decant of AMD is an enormous threat, and this could become worse if remedial activities are delayed or not implemented. Reference: CSIR. Briefing Note August 2009. Acid Mine Drainage in South Africa. Dr. Pat Manders.


The mining companies and government have until about 2012 to control acid mine drainage before the toxic water under central Johannesburg reaches an environmentally critical level. Acid Mine Drainage is not a new issue, merely …


Abstract. Acid mine drainage (AMD) is arguably one of the most serious environmental concerns in South Africa. AMD is a legacy left behind by abandoned, derelict and defunct mines, and is a continuing by-product of existing mining activities.


10 Dec 2010. With acid mine drainage (AMD) threatening some of South Africa's major cities, waterways and industries, South African technology providers are getting on the solutions bandwagon in ...


Acid mine drainage: experts called in. 7 Sep 2010. 0. 3. 7 September 2010. A team of experts is expected to assess the extent of acid mine drainage in South Africa and report back to a special inter-ministerial committee appointed by Water Affairs Minister Bulelwa Sonjica. The Cabinet last month mandated the minister to urgently establish a ...


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South Africa is known to have the largest fluorspar reserves globally, and the export market is primarily to Europe for hydrogen fluoride beneficiation and the production of aluminum fluoride. Due to the facilities for downstream products being overseas, these products are re-imported at a …


Abandoned or disused mines are often one of the leading causes of acid mine drainage in South Africa. And in order to remedy this, we should be looking at filling in abandoned mines. But be sure that the materials used are not harmful to the environment and can be easily sourced from local vendors to save time, money and improve the local economy.


Acid Mine Drainage from the dump left by the DRD mine is threatening South Africa's water system and the well-being of residents in Riverlea, in the western part of Johannesburg. Acid Mine Drainage occurs when water reacts with pyrites or 'fool's gold' in mining cavities beneath the Earth's surface. The water becomes acidic and rich ...


Water pollution from acid drainage due to coal mining in Carolina, Mpumalanga, South Africa Description: Carolina is a small town in Mpumalanga that has long faced water quality issues as early as the 1980s when the town experience rapid …


Acid mine drainage (AMD) is also a huge contributor to South Africa's toxic water. In the last 100 years, more than 120 mining companies have left large tailings dumps, which have been spilling uranium, sulfides, low-grade ores, and other heavy metals.


History of Acid Mine Drainage in South Africa. Mining has been a cornerstone of South Africa's economy. It was the basis for which one of its main cities, Johannesburg, was built around. Today, gold mining in the Witwatersrand basin has been one of the main contributing factors to mining in South Africa. An estimated 98% of all gold mined in ...


Acid Mine Water Drainage Debating a sustainable solution to a serious issue 3. The legacy issues surrounding the problem – the issue of accountability Although South Africa has a long history of mining, the country has only recently developed and implemented comprehensive legislation to regulate environmental


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Mine leachate chemical and hydrogeological modelling Sampling protocols and monitoring Acid Mine Leachate is one of the largest environmental risks mining companies need to responsibly manage yet companies struggle to produce and maintain a leachate model commonly due to a lack of subject matter knowledge.


Acid Mine Drainage is one of the serious issues caused by mining activities and often reported in the last few decades in South Africa [11] [12] . Jan van Riebeeck from the Dutch East India Company visited the South Africa continent and set the region as Cape of Good Hope in 1652, leading to the Netherlands Cape Colony [56] .


The heat of acid mine drainage. 18 May 2018 - Delia du Toit Mining is a key contributor to South Africa's economic development but its effect on the environment could spell disaster. After a rainstorm hit the area around Carolina, Mpumalanga, early in 2012, emergency notices appeared all over town informing its 23 000 residents that the water ...


Acid Mine Drainage. Acid mine drainage is the flow, or seepage, of polluted water from old mining areas. Depending on the area, the water may contain toxic heavy metals and radioactive particles. These are dangerous for people's health, as well as plants and animals. Acid mine drainage on the Witwatersrand has reached a crisis point.


Acid mine drainage (AMD) is arguably one of the most serious environmental concerns in South Africa. AMD is a legacy left behind by abandoned, derelict and defunct mines, and is a continuing by-product of existing mining activities.


A rising acid tide. 12 April 2005. Melissa Fourie, Johannesburg Mail & Guardian, South Africa. The name "Witwatersrand" has come to haunt the people who live along this ridge - the source of so much wealth from gold and other minerals. But with many mines nearing the end of their productive lives or already closed, the water table is recovering ...


ACID MINE DRAINAGE IN SOUTH AFRICA: A TEST OF LEGITIMACY THEORY Boitumelo Loate*, Nirupa Padia*, Warren Maroun* Abstract There is a large body of international literature which suggests that there is a correlation between organisational legitimacy, the nature and extent of non-financial disclosures in corporate reports, and


Acid Mine Drainage (also known as acid rock drainage) is possibly the most dangerous of the current critical environmental challenges facing South Africa in terms of consequences. This can be said due to the fact that water security is a very real problem in many parts of the country as well as mining being vital to the country's economy.


and remain in the water, particularly sulphate. Not all of South Africa's mineral deposits are afflicted by acid production: diamond, iron, manganese, chrome and vanadium mines do not generate acid-producing wastes and the majority of our platinum mines also seem to be free of this problem. Variables affecting the impact of acid mine drainage