|Student Contribution Band:||Band 2|
|Administered by:||College of Science, Technology & 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.
|Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2|
|Census Date 27-Aug-2015|
|Assessment:||end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (10%); presentations (10%); assignments (20%); (10%).|
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