n IMIESA - Acid mine drainage : not all doom and gloom : water and wastewater

Volume 36, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 0257-1978
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  • Source : IMIESA, Volume 36, Issue 11, Nov 2011, p. 60 - 61
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)



According to Dr Chris Herold, a member of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering's (SAICE) water engineering division, there is light at the end of the tunnel. He explains that, while AMW involves serious consequences that cannot be ignored, it is nothing new. The total decant (spillage), which will be driven by rainwater recharge, will be lower than the peak dewatering of the deepening Witwatersrand gold mines that was experienced in the 1950s.

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