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Mine Water

Hydrology, Pollution, Remediation

  • Paul L. Younger
  • Steven A. Banwart
  • Robert S. Hedin

Part of the Environmental Pollution book series (EPOL, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Paul L. Younger, Steven A. Banwart, Robert S. Hedin
    Pages 1-63
  3. Paul L. Younger, Steven A. Banwart, Robert S. Hedin
    Pages 65-126
  4. Paul L. Younger, Steven A. Banwart, Robert S. Hedin
    Pages 127-270
  5. Paul L. Younger, Steven A. Banwart, Robert S. Hedin
    Pages 271-309
  6. Paul L. Younger, Steven A. Banwart, Robert S. Hedin
    Pages 311-396
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 397-442

About this book

Introduction

Nowhere is the conflict between economic progress and environmental quality more apparent than in the mineral extraction industries. The latter half of the 20th century saw major advances in the reclamation technologies. However, mine water pollution problems have not been addressed. In many cases, polluted mine water long outlives the life of the mining operation. As the true cost of long-term water treatment responsibilities has become apparent, interest has grown in the technologies that would decrease the production of contaminated water and make its treatment less costly. This is the first book to address the mine water issue head-on. The authors explain the complexities of mine water pollution by reviewing the hydrogeological context of its formation, and provide an up-to-date presentation of prevention and treatment technologies. The book will be a valuable reference for all professionals who encounter polluted mine water on a regular or occasional basis.

Keywords

Water pollution environment hydrology mining pollution remediation

Authors and affiliations

  • Paul L. Younger
    • 1
  • Steven A. Banwart
    • 2
  • Robert S. Hedin
    • 3
  1. 1.University of NewcastleUK
  2. 2.University of SheffieldUK
  3. 3.Hedin EnvironmentalPittsburghUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-010-0610-1
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-0138-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0610-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-0745
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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