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Mine-Scarred Lands Initiative Tool Kit: Compendium of Technical Resources

EPA Abandoned Mine Lands Team Technical Resources
This page contains technical reports, studies and meeting proceedings covering such topics as: AML contamination assessment and characterization techniques; types of waste found at AMLs; technologies used to remediate contamination found at AMLs; modeling and forecasting impacts from mining; and financial and bonding studies. This site also includes the AML Technology Research Summaries, which enable the user to input property information in order to search for appropriate technologies.

The Brownfields and Land Revitalization Technology Support Center Exit EPA Disclaimer
This site provides an overview of mining site redevelopment, as well as new and innovative approaches to more efficiently characterize and cleanup those sites. One of their key resources is the Mine Site Cleanup for Brownfields Redevelopment: A Three-Part Primer.

Office of Surface Mining Research and Technology and AMD Treatment
OSM provides a listing of resources on technical developments to assist with addressing acid mine drainage treatment and other associated environmental concerns.

Bureau of Land Management Abandoned Mine Land Program Technical Resources
This page contains technical reports on topics such as passive treatment technologies, abandoned mine waste repositories and risk management criteria.

Cleaning up Abandoned Hardrock Mines in the West: Prospecting for a Better Future (PDF) (8 MB, 55 pp, About PDF) Exit EPA Disclaimer
This resource provides technical information associated with the cleanup of environmental impacts for hardrock mine-scarred lands.

Trout Unlimited Grassroots Guide Exit EPA Disclaimer
A resource guide to assist communities in identifying mine-related problems, organizing communities, and working to improve water quality and wildlife habitat. 

EPA, Road Map to Understanding Innovative Technology Options for Brownfields Investigation and Cleanup Exit EPA Disclaimer
The Road Map outlines the steps involved in site investigation and cleanup and introduces stakeholders to the range of technology options and available resources.

EPA, SMARTe Exit EPA Disclaimer
A Web-based decision support system for developing and evaluating future reuse scenarios for potentially contaminated land. SMARTe contains guidance and analysis tools for all aspects of the revitalization process including planning, environmental, economic and social concerns.

 

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