WIT Press


The Possibilities And Challenges Of Using Industrial Rest Products On Mine Waste Management In The Arctic

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WM160151

Volume

202

Pages

11

Page Range

161 - 171

Published

2016

Size

445 kb

Author(s)

J. Lu, F. Yuan, A. Barabadi, A. H. S. Garmabaki, F. Zhang

Abstract

Acid Rock Drainage (ARD) generated from oxidation of sulphide-bearing mine waste is one of the main pollution problems associated with mining activities. Dry cover and water cover are normally used methods to prevent the formation of ARD. However, in the Arctic region, the harsh cold climate, the vulnerability of ecosystems and the drastic climate change make the waste management methods different from other non-Arctic regions. This paper reviewed several successful case studies of dry cover and water cover applications with industrial rest products and further discussed the possibilities and challenges of using industrial rest products to manage mine waste in the Arctic region.

Keywords

ARD, rest products, mine waste management, Arctic