Acid Mine Drainage: An Overview

by Robert L. P. Kleinmann, US Bureau of Mines, Pittsburgh, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Energy in the 90's


In the United States, acid mine water adversely affects over 6,500 km (4,000 miles) of rivers and streams. This is, however, a significant improvement over the situation two decades ago. Case studies document the nature of this improvement. Recently developed technology provide options for further improvement.

Subject Headings: Water quality | Water pollution | Coal mining | Water resources | Rivers and streams | Mines and mining | Water treatment | United States

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