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Mine Waste Research

EPA continues to conduct and fund research to find solutions to contamination problems caused by mine waste. EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) Industrial Multimedia Branch established the Mine Waste Technology Program (MWTP) in 1990 to conduct research into mine waste contamination problems. The MWTP’s mission is to “provide engineering solutions to national environmental issues resulting from the past practices of mining and smelting of metallic ores.”

Mine Waste Technology Program Research Projects and Contacts

Other EPA Mine Waste Research Papers/Reports:
Mine Waste Technology Program Phosphate Stabilization of Heavy Metals Contaminated Mine Waste Yard Soils, Joplin, Missouri NPL Site. EPA/600/R-04/090. April 2004.

Performing Quality Flow Measurements at Mine Sites. EPA/600/R-01/043. September 2001.

Characterization and Eh/pH-Based Leaching Tests of Mercury-containing Mining Wastes from the Sulfur Bank Mercury Mine, Lake County, California. EPA/600/R-02/032. September 2001.

Sulphur Bank Mercury Mine (CA)

Herman Impoundment and Clear Lake


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