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Assessment Phase

Mining Sites

The process of excavation from which ore, rock, or minerals can be extracted. The absence of routine mined-land reclamation, remediation, and restoration have led to legacy sites with significant environmental and human health impacts.

ITRC Mining Waste Landing Page
ITRC Summary Page
Understanding of the mining industry’s issues and introduces some of the innovative solutions to historical and current industry environmental problem.

Mining Waste Treatment Technology Selection (MW-1)
Decision Tree
Designed to guide users to a set of treatment technologies that may be useful in managing a particular mine waste site.

Attenuation Processes for Metals and Radionuclides (APMR-1)
Section 1.1.1 (Types of Sites)
Various sites have been identified as having metal and/or radionuclide contamination from a wide variety of waste release scenarios, mining is just listed as one of the types of sites that contains metal and radioactive contamination.