Mine Waste Research
EPA continues to conduct and fund research to find solutions to contamination problems caused by mine waste. EPAs 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 MWTPs mission is to provide engineering solutions to national environmental issues resulting from the past practices of mining and smelting of metallic ores.
Other EPA Mine Waste Research Papers/Reports:
Performing Quality Flow Measurements at Mine Sites. EPA/600/R-01/043. September 2001.