This fact sheet describes best management practices (BMPs) that can be used to reduce the environmental footprint of cleanup activities associated with common project components, cleanup phases, and implementation of remediation technologies. The BMPs for mining sites focus on strategies to minimize the environmental footprint of characterizing mining influenced water, using passive treatment systems, and installing soil covers and on approaches for integrating onsite renewable energy, reclaiming residual and natural resources, and integrating cleanup with site restoration and reuse plans. This document can also be accessed at http://semspub.epa.gov/src/document/HQ/159627.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- Green Remediation Best Management Practices: Mining Sites (PDF)(6 pp, 547 K, 2012, 542-F-12-028)