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Project Overview

Project Number
Total Grant Value
MRIWA Contribution
Project Theme
Acid Mine Drainage and Treatment of Tailings
Project Period
2021 - 2021

The Challenge

Acid and metalliferous drainage (AMD) is a major issue for mine closure and land relinquishment.

Progress in understanding this challenge is limited by lack of an evidence base defining how AMD has been addressed in successful end-of-mine transitions, and how risks and benefits of transition are balanced by mine operators.

Proposed Solution

Through a program of stakeholder workshops and interviews, this project will deliver a clear and concise overview of past and current global research activities relating to AMD.

This foundational knowledge will be used to define potential priority areas where AMD research investment by CRC TiME could deliver maximum value to the mining industry, providing the basis for articulation of a research agenda and goals covering the first 5 years of CRC operation.

Proposed Benefit to WA

The large number of active and former mine sites across Western Australia leave the state disproportionately exposed to the environmental risks of acid and metalliferous drainage.

Through improving understanding of current best practice and defining a research agenda for AMD, this project will contribute to reducing this environmental risk.

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