EA3005 - Minesite Rehabilitation
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Science and Engineering
Mining in Australia and its environmental challenges. Environmental degradation caused
by historic mining activities and byregulated and unregulated mining practices. Environmental
impacts on soils, sediments, water and air. Acid mine drainage. Minesite drainage
and its evaluation, modelling, control and remediation. Mineralogy and geochemistry
of waste rock dumps and the management of waste rock dumps using solid and wet covers.
Tailings disposal and tailings dam failues. Cyanide and gold mining. Open pit hydrology
and hydrogeochemistry. Radioactivity and environmental pollution at uranium mines.
Environmental management in the industrial minerals industry. Contaminated land assessment.
- to introduce students to simple management strategies of mine waters and mine waste
- to provide a general background on current rehabilitation measures of disturbed or
contaminated minesite environments;
- to understand the applicability of geochemistry and mineralogy in delineating and
understanding minesite pollution problems;
- to understand the diversity of mining operations and the site specific problems of
pollution and rehabilitation associated with them.
||AT LEAST 12 CREDIT POINTS AT LEVEL 2 INCLUDING 6 CREDITS OF LEVEL 2 EA OR EV
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