acid mine drainage in south africa

Acid Mine Drainage in South Africa

• The gold mining industry in South Africa (principally the Witwatersrand Goldfield) is in decline, but the post-closure decant of AMD is an enormous threat, and this could become worse if remedial activities are delayed or not implemented. Reference: CSIR. Briefing Note August 2009. Acid Mine Drainage in South Africa. Dr. Pat Manders.

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Acid mine drainage in South Africa: A test of legitimacy ...

ACID MINE DRAINAGE IN SOUTH AFRICA: A TEST OF LEGITIMACY THEORY Boitumelo Loate*, Nirupa Padia*, Warren Maroun* Abstract There is a large body of international literature which suggests that there is a correlation between organisational legitimacy, the nature and extent of non-financial disclosures in corporate reports, and

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Acid Mine Drainage - Earthlife Africa

Oct 20, 2009  Acid Mine Drainage. Acid mine drainage is the flow, or seepage, of polluted water from old mining areas. Depending on the area, the water may contain toxic heavy metals and radioactive particles. These are dangerous for people’s health, as well as plants and animals. Acid mine drainage on the Witwatersrand has reached a crisis point.

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The impact of acid mine drainage in South Africa

The impact of acid mine drainage in South Africa Author: Terence S. McCarthy1 Affiliation: 1School of Geosciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa Email: [email protected] Postal address: PO Box 3, WITS 2050, Johannesburg, South Africa How to cite this article: McCarthy TS. The impact of acid mine drainage in

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The impact of acid mine drainage in South Africa ...

Acid mine drainage (also sometimes referred to as acid rock drainage) is a well-understood process 2. and arises primarily when the mineral pyrite (‘fool’s gold’ or iron disulphide) comes into contact with oxygenated water.. The pyrite undergoes oxidation in a two-stage process, the first producing sulphuric acid and ferrous sulphate and the second orange-red ferric hydroxide and more ...

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Acid Mine Drainage and Human Rights

1. What is Acid Mine Drainage? A number of issues define and challenge the South African natural resource base. The mining sector has historically been one of South Africa’s main drivers of economic growth, and the country’s wealth has been built on an abundance of mineral resources.

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Impact of Acid Mine Drainage in South Africa - YouTube

Sep 21, 2011  (abndigital) The UN has said that acid mine drainage is the second biggest problem the world is facing after Global Warming. Joining ABN to discuss t...

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The impact of acid mine drainage in South Africa South ...

Naiker K, Cukrowska E, McCarthy TS. Acid mine drainage arising from gold mining activity in Johannesburg, South Africa, and environs. Environ Pollut. 2003;122:29–40. 5. Winde FLA. Uranium pollution of South African streams – An overview of the

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Acid mine drainage threatens SA's water systems - SABC ...

Dec 21, 2019  Acid Mine Drainage from the dump left by the DRD mine is threatening South Africa’s water system and the well-being of residents in Riverlea, in the western part of Johannesburg. Acid Mine Drainage occurs when water reacts with pyrites or ‘fool’s gold’ in

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sulphuric acid Archives - GGA

Sep 04, 2020  Acid mine drainage (AMD) in South Africa provides one example. It occurs when pyrite (fool’s gold) comes into contact with oxygenated water. The consequent oxidation process produces sulphuric acid. Pyrite is a common minor constituent in South Africa’s coal and gold ore bodies. Mining fragments these bodies and large quantities of acidic ...

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Water pollution from acid drainage due to coal mining in ...

Water pollution from acid drainage due to coal mining in Carolina, Mpumalanga, South Africa Description: Carolina is a small town in Mpumalanga that has long faced water quality issues as early as the 1980s when the town experience rapid development without adequate sanitation services [1, 9].

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(PDF) The impact of acid mine drainage in South Africa

The chemical characteristics of acid mine drainage with particular reference to sources, distribution and remediation: The Witwatersrand Basin, South Africa, a case study Article Full-text available

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Introductory Chapter: Coal Fly Ash and Its Application for ...

Jan 31, 2018  For example, in South Africa, 98% of the country’s electricity supply is from coal combustion. Coal mining and coal combustion for electricity generation leaves in its wake various types of waste streams such as acid leachate generating coal discards, acid generating mine tailings, and acid mine drainage (AMD) in mine voids and huge volumes ...

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All that glitters... Acid mine drainage: The toxic legacy ...

Jan 05, 2012  The Witwatersrand is not the only region in South Africa where acid mine drainage is a problem, but it is currently the area of greatest concern. In 2002, near the town of Krugersdorp, acid mine drainage from an abandoned mine welled up and began pouring out on the surface.

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Acid Mine Drainage, South Africa EJAtlas

Apr 08, 2014  Earthlife Africa, Johannesburg branch (2009b) Acid mine drainage on the Witwatersrand (AMD Fact sheet 2), Johannesburg, 16 August. Fig, D (2011) Corrosion and externalities: the socio-economic impact of acid mine drainage in the Witwatersrand. Pp. 300-320 in in John Daniel, Prishani Naidoo, Devan Pillay and Roger Southall (eds), New South ...

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THE REGULATION OF ACID MINE DRAINAGE IN SOUTH

THE REGULATION OF ACID MINE DRAINAGE IN SOUTH AFRICA: LAW AND GOVERNANCE PERSPECTIVES L Feris* LJ Kotzé** Acid drainage is one of the most serious and potentially enduring environmental problems for the mining industry. Left unchecked, it can result in such long-term water quality impacts that it could well be this industry's most harmful legacy.1

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Management and Mitigation of Acid Mine Drainage in South ...

South Africa is facing the increasing challenge of acid mine drainage (AMD) whose genesis is the country s mining history, which paid limited attention to post-mining mine site management. In mineral resource-rich Africa, this has emerged as one of the most daunting challenges of our time.

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The impact of acid mine drainage in South Africa ...

Acid mine drainage (also sometimes referred to as acid rock drainage) is a well-understood process 2. and arises primarily when the mineral pyrite (‘fool’s gold’ or iron disulphide) comes into contact with oxygenated water.. The pyrite undergoes oxidation in a two-stage process, the first producing sulphuric acid and ferrous sulphate and the second orange-red ferric hydroxide and more ...

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Management and Mitigation of Acid Mine Drainage in South ...

Management and Mitigation of Acid Mine Drainage in South Africa Input for Mineral Beneficiation in Africa. Munyaradzi Mujuru. Download PDF. Download Full PDF Package. This paper. A short summary of this paper. 37 Full PDFs related to this paper. Read Paper.

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Impact of Acid Mine Drainage on Water Resources in South ...

An overview of acid mine drainage in South Africa. Council . for Geoscience. 42 UN-W ater, 2013. Water security and the global water agenda. Analytical brief. 43 Hanlon, T.M., 2010. The impacts of ...

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Water pollution from acid drainage due to coal mining in ...

Water pollution from acid drainage due to coal mining in Carolina, Mpumalanga, South Africa Description: Carolina is a small town in Mpumalanga that has long faced water quality issues as early as the 1980s when the town experience rapid development without adequate sanitation services [1, 9].

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The Key Factor of Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) in the History ...

Jul 25, 2016  Acid Mine Drainage is one of the serious issues caused by mining activities and often reported in the last few decades in South Africa [11] [12] . Jan van Riebeeck from the Dutch East India Company visited the South Africa continent and set the region as Cape of Good Hope in 1652, leading to the Netherlands Cape Colony [56] .

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Water Pollution and Contamination from Gold Mines: Acid ...

Jul 24, 2020  Gold mining Acid mine drainage Mine rehabilitation Acid mine water neutralisation Water pollution Gauteng South Africa This is a preview of subscription

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sulphuric acid Archives - GGA

Sep 04, 2020  Acid mine drainage (AMD) in South Africa provides one example. It occurs when pyrite (fool’s gold) comes into contact with oxygenated water. The consequent oxidation process produces sulphuric acid. Pyrite is a common minor constituent in South Africa’s coal and gold ore bodies. Mining fragments these bodies and large quantities of acidic ...

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Acid Mine Drainage: A Prolific Threat to South Africa’s ...

Mar 02, 2011  South Africa faces a number of critical environmental challenges ranging from land degradation to the obliteration of finite resources, but it is the problem of acid mine drainage (AMD) that may be its most perilous hazard in terms of its ramifications. 2 It is necessary to comprehend that ecologically, South Africa is a country that is bereft by a water security dilemma; whilst on the ...

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ACID MINE DRAINAGE TCTA

On the Western Basis, Sibanye Gold continues to operate and maintain the Treatment Plant. AMD work presents TCTA with a leadership role in the emerging large-scale desalination industry, which is very important considering the limited potential for further surface water development in South Africa. Old Acid Mine Drainage updates

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Effects Of Mining on the Environment and Human Health

A well known organisation in South Africa, the Federation for a Sustainable Environment, spearheaded by Ms Mariette Liefferink has been fighting the issue of the effects of mining and Acid Mine Drainage with government and mining companies for 2 decades. Sources of acid mine drainage can remain active for decades or centuries after a mine closes.

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Introductory Chapter: Coal Fly Ash and Its Application for ...

Jan 31, 2018  For example, in South Africa, 98% of the country’s electricity supply is from coal combustion. Coal mining and coal combustion for electricity generation leaves in its wake various types of waste streams such as acid leachate generating coal discards, acid generating mine tailings, and acid mine drainage (AMD) in mine voids and huge volumes ...

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Management and Mitigation of Acid Mine Drainage in South ...

South Africa is facing the increasing challenge of acid mine drainage (AMD) whose genesis is the country s mining history, which paid limited attention to post-mining mine site management. In mineral resource-rich Africa, this has emerged as one of the most daunting challenges of our time.

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Acid Mine Drainage in the Western Pits, South Africa - a ...

Acid mine drainage is a major problem in abandoned mines all over the world. The Western Pits near Johannesburg, South Africa are one of those abandoned mine shafts. Acid mine drainage has been observed and investigations are running to elaborate the scope and a remediation options. This report aims to support these

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Management and Mitigation of Acid Mine Drainage in South ...

South Africa is facing the increasing challenge of acid mine drainage (AMD) whose genesis is the country's mining history, which paid limited attention to post-mining mine site management. In mineral resource-rich Africa, this has emerged as one of the most daunting challenges of our time.

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[PDF] The impact of acid mine drainage in South Africa ...

The impact of acid mine drainage in South Africa. Acid mine drainage (AMD) has received considerable coverage in the media of late and the number of short courses and workshops devoted to the topic has mushroomed. The current interest was prompted mainly by concern arising from the decanting of contaminated water from the old gold mines in the ...

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Acid mine drainage – the chemistry

dissociated sulphuric acid. You can see from equation (1) that in order for these reactions to happen, the pyrite must be exposed to both air and Mining is one of South Africa’s most important industries, but it comes with a cost. Rebecca Garland explains about acid mine drainage. Acid mine drainage –

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Acid mine drainage, West Rand South African Government

Feb 11, 2010  Acid mine drainage, West Rand. 11 Feb 2010. The Department of Water Affairs as part of the government task team on mine closure and water management together with mining companies have agreed on a model to deal with the acid mine drainage challenge that is affecting the western, central and eastern basins (the Witwatersrand gold fields area ...

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Management and Mitigation of Acid Mine Drainage in South ...

South Africa is facing the increasing challenge of acid mine drainage (AMD) whose genesis is the country’s mining history, which paid limited attention to post-mining mine site management. In mineral resource-rich Africa, this has emerged as one of the most daunting challenges of our time.

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The Regulation of Acid Mine Drainage in South Africa: Law ...

Apr 10, 2017  Abstract. Acid mine drainage (AMD) is arguably one of the most serious environmental concerns in South Africa. AMD is a legacy left behind by abandoned, derelict and defunct mines, and is a continuing by-product of existing mining activities.

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A review of environmental news reporting in South Africa ...

Sep 21, 2018  South Africa: case studies on climate change and energy, fracking, and acid mine drainage. Lutfiyah Suliman 321282 School of Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences MSc Environment, Ecology and Conservation Supervisor: Dr Ute Schwaibold A dissertation submitted to the Faculty of Science, University of the

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sulphuric acid Archives - GGA

Sep 04, 2020  Acid mine drainage (AMD) in South Africa provides one example. It occurs when pyrite (fool’s gold) comes into contact with oxygenated water. The consequent oxidation process produces sulphuric acid. Pyrite is a common minor constituent in South Africa’s coal and gold ore bodies. Mining fragments these bodies and large quantities of acidic ...

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2018-05 - The heat of acid mine drainage - Wits University

May 18, 2018  The heat of acid mine drainage. 18 May 2018 - Delia du Toit Mining is a key contributor to South Africa’s economic development but its effect on the environment could spell disaster. After a rainstorm hit the area around Carolina, Mpumalanga, early in 2012, emergency notices appeared all over town informing its 23 000 residents that the water ...

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TDS load contribution from acid mine drainage to ...

Sep 21, 2016  ˚e acid mine drainage (AMD) threat to the dam emanates from the West Rand Gold˜eld (a.k.a. the Western Basin), and can be traced back to at least the mid-1980s when ‘˜ssure water’ encountered in subsurface mining operations was pumped to surface and discharged into the environment. Rewatering of

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Introductory Chapter: Coal Fly Ash and Its Application for ...

Jan 31, 2018  For example, in South Africa, 98% of the country’s electricity supply is from coal combustion. Coal mining and coal combustion for electricity generation leaves in its wake various types of waste streams such as acid leachate generating coal discards, acid generating mine tailings, and acid mine drainage (AMD) in mine voids and huge volumes ...

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The heavy toll of coal mining in South Africa ...

Apr 02, 2015  “Acid mine drainage,” said Matthews Hlabane from the Southern African Green Revolutionary Council who has been monitoring the area for

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