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Effects of drainage from the Endako Mine and Mill on stream invertebrate communities

Eric Whiting

Effects of drainage from the Endako Mine and Mill on stream invertebrate communities

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Statementby Eric Whiting.
SeriesAQUAMIN collection -- Study no. 287.
The Physical Object
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  Acid mine drainage (AMD) poses a threat to water quality in terms of salinity, and levels of sulphates and heavy metals. Although AMD discharge from the Witwatersrand basins currently accounts for only 5% of the volume of water in the Vaal River, it accounts for 20% of the salinity that could include heavy metals.   1. Assessment of the effects of Acid Mine Drainage on Mogpog River Ecosystem, Marinduque, Philippines, and Possible Impacts on Human Communities INTRODUCTIONMogpog River is located in the island of Marinduque, Philippines.


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Effects of drainage from the Endako Mine and Mill on stream invertebrate communities by Eric Whiting Download PDF EPUB FB2

Introduction. Acid mine drainage (AMD) from abandoned coal mines degrades more t km of streams in the Appalachian Region of the Northeastern, USA, with 80% of the impacted stream miles located in western Pennsylvania and West Virginia (USEPA, ).The estimated cost of reclamation of watersheds affected by AMD in Pennsylvania is over $15 Cited by: Impact of acid mine drainage on benthic communities in streams: the relative roles of substratum vs.

aqueous effects. DeNicol DM(1), Stapleton MG. Author information: (1)Department of Biology, Slippery Rock University, PAUSA. [email protected] by: The Problem and the Cleanup Acid mine drainage is a global problem. In the eastern United States alone, AMD from coal mines has adversely impacted fisheries associated with o kilometers (8, miles) of streams in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, and Maryland.

abandoned coal mining areas. Acid mine drainage (AMD) from coal mining can have significant negative effects on stream communities. Changing environmental ethics and regulations mean that mining companies are now encouraged to treat acid mine drainage to enable streams communities to recover.

However, remediation efforts. Experimental Diversion of Acid Mine Drainage and the Effects on a Headwater Stream By Dev K.

Niyogi, Diane M. McKnight, William M. Lewis, Jr., and Briant A. Kimball ABSTRACT An experimental diversion of acid mine drainage was set up near an abandoned mine in Saint Kevin Gulch, Colorado.

The effects of mine drainage on a benthic macroinvertebrate community and its recovery have been investigated for 25 years in the Ichi-kawa River in western Japan, focusing especially on change in community structure.

Concentrations of arsenic, copper and zinc in the water were distinctly higher at sites just below the drainage than an upstream reference site Cited by: We examined the quantity and quality of basal resources and prey items for invertebrate consumers in 12 streams along an acid mine drainage (AMD) gradient (pH range: ) and characterised.

sustain without significant ecological effects [3]. This study investigated the heavy metals and physicochemical changes effects of acid mine drainage on selected surface and groundwater resources in the mining community in Ghana.

M AND METHODS A. Study area The mining community is located around 12 km from. Acid mine drainage and stream recovery: Effects of restoration on water quality, macroinvertebrates, and fish Article (PDF Available) in Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems ( Environmental effects.

Abandoned mine drainage affects streams worldwide. A United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) report documented "widespread destruction" from mining waste that is released into the environment as a result of dam failures.

Mine drainage is prevalent in the United States state of Pennsylvania, as well as several other states that have. Introduction.

Drainage water from mines mostly causes poor water quality in the receiving rivers (Smolders et al.,Olias et al., ), accumulation of metals in the river sediments (Jung et al., ) and in river biota (Smolders et al.,Borgmann et al., ), and reduction of the diversity of aquatic communities (Beltman et al.,Freund and Petty, ).Cited by: DIVERSITY PATTERNS OF INVERTEBRATE FAUNA IN CATTAIL WETLANDS RECEIVING ACID MINE DRAINAGE 1 Michael J.

Lacki Joseph W. Hummer and Harold J. Webster 2 Abstract. Invertebrate diversity patterns at ‐a three‐celled, ha, cattail wetland, constructed in to receive mine drainage, were surveyed during May and June in and Effects of Abandoned Coal-Mine Drainage on Streamflow and Water Quality in the Mahanoy Creek Basin, Schuylkill, Columbia, and Northumberland Counties, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report By Charles A. Cravotta III. This report is available online in Portable Document Format (PDF). Acid mine drainage (AMD) is a persistent cause of water quality impairment in regions of the world that have experienced mining for coal or metal ores (Simate and Ndlovu,).

In the Northern Appalachians sub-region of the United States, approximately 10% of stream reaches are acidified by drainage from abandoned coal mines (Herlihyet al Cited by: 2. Acid mine drainage (AMD), a legacy of coal and mineral extraction, contaminates streams with complex mixtures of acid and heavy metals that are usually partitioned between the water column and substrate.

Understanding the conditions under which sediments retain toxicity after the water column is cleared is important for predicting the long term success of Cited by: Additionally, acid mine drainage coats stream bottoms with iron hydroxide, giving the subtrates in impacted streams an orange color.

Because acid mine drainage can destroy a stream's aquatic community for miles, many of the old mining sites are being reclaimed. Reclamation can include plugging old mine addits and removal, isolation, or burial.

tebrate communities, particularly shredders, and leaf litter decomposition dynamics. Thus, benthic inverte- brate communities, invertebrate communities inhabit- ing litterbags, and decomposition of pine and maple litter were examined in headwater streams draining mixed hardwood and white pine monoculture catch- ments.

Study sites. Active treatment of mine drainage requires precipitating metal contaminants from the water and neutralizing acidity (Hedin and others ). Passive treatment differs from active treatment by distinguishing between these two objectives.

It is possible to passively remove iron contaminants from mine water, but have little effect on the mine. Acid rock drainage (ARD) is produced by the oxidation of sulfide minerals, chiefly iron pyrite or iron disulfide (FeS2).

This is a natural chemical reaction which can proceed when minerals are exposed to air and : $ AbstractThe effects of mine drainage on 2 bacterial processes were examined in Rocky Mountain streams affected by mine drainage.

Thymidine incorporation into bacterial DNA was measured as an index of bacterial production, and nitrification was examined because it is sensitive to a variety of stressors.

These processes, as well as pH, concentration of dissolved Zn, and deposition Cited by: the stream may be washed in to the sea (e.g. during peak stream flows). Either way, the ochre will increase sediment loads carried into the sea in the vicinity of Rapu Rapu, although some ochre may be carried away by ocean currents.

It is not clear what the effects of acid mine drainage would be, but adverse effects from the mining are highly. Acid Mine Drainage In Pennsylvania Streams: "Ironing Out" The Problem.

Carrie H. Reinhardt. Introduction. Acid mine drainage (AMD) is a national problem, but one-third of waters impacted by that problem are located in Pennsylvania, which, after File Size: KB. An investigation of the effect of illegal small-scale gold-mining on stream macro-invertebrate assemblages in the East Usambara Mountains was conducted between August 5 th and 20 th Macro-invertebrate abundances, species richness.

Acid Mine Drainage and Effects on and oxyhydroxides may physically coat the surface of stream sediments and streambeds destroying habitat, diminishing availability of clean gravels used for spawning, and reducing fish food items such as File Size: KB.

About this Item: VDM Verlag MrzTaschenbuch. Condition: Neu. Neuware - This comprehensive reference text examines all aspects of acid mine drainage. From material characterisation, the geochemistry leading to the evolution of acid mine drainage, its potential environmental impacts under a wide range of geologic and climatic conditions, to strategies.

Effects of mountaintop removal mining and valley filling on the occupancy and abundance of stream salamanders Steven J. Price1*, Brenee’ L. Muncy1, Simon J. Bonner2,3, Andrea N. Drayer1 and Christopher D. Barton1 1Department of Forestry, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KYUSA; 2Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences, University of Cited by: 8.

Assessing the Effects of Acid Mine Drainage on Aquatic Communities 4/18/ Introduction: Many miles of streams in Pennsylvania are fishless due to Acid Mine Drainage (AMD).

AMD begins when water percolates through the broken up bedrock in the ground that had been mined for coal allowing the iron sulfide to run into the streams. When Iron sulfide reaches a stream it. This study presents population analyses of microbial communities inhabiting a site of extreme acid mine drainage (AMD) production.

The site is the inactive underground Richmond mine at Iron Mountain, Calif., where the weathering of a massive sulfide ore body (mostly pyrite) produces solutions with pHs of ∼ to ∼Cited by: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Mountaintop mines and valley fills (MTM-VF) lead directly to five principal alterations to stream ecosystems (see Figure!):(!) springs, and ephemeral, intermittent streams, and small perennial streams are permanently lost with the removal of the mountain and from burial under fill, (2) concentrations of major chemical ions.

EFFECTS OF STRIP MINING ON SMALL-STREAM FISHES IN EAST-CENTRAL KENTUCKY Paperback – January 1, by D.L. Branson,B.A.& Batch (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

Price New from Used from Paperback, Author: D.L. Branson,B.A.& Batch. Effects of acid mine drainage on fish and macroinvertebrates of Loyalsock Creek near Lopez, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania Open-File Report By: James L.

Barker. Restoration aims at reversing the trend of habitat degradation, the major threat to biodiversity. In Finland, more than half of the original peatland area has been drained, and during recent years, restoration of some of the drained peatlands has been accomplished. Short-term effects of the restoration on peatland hydrology, chemistry and vegetation are promising but Cited by: 9.

1 Acid Mine Drainage - USGS Publications 9/14/0 Acid Mine Drai nage - USGS Publi cations Abandoned Mine Lands Initiative; providing science for watershed issues,P.

Modreski, compiler, U.S. Geol. Survey Open-File Report5. SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT OF ACID MINE DRAINAGE Introduction The Economic, Environmental, Social and Health Impacts of Acid Mine Drainage Negative Socio-Economic Impacts of Acid Mine Drainage: Agriculture as a Case Study The Krugersdorp Game Reserve Lotter farm Krugersdorp Abatement of Acidic acid mine drainage Acid Potential acid-base accounting acid-generating acidic drainage alkaline analysis aqueous Australia backfill British Columbia Bureau of Mines CaC03 equivalent Canada CaNP carbonate chemical coal column concentrations Conference and Third copper D.W.

Blowes depth drainage chemistry Drainage Conference. remediation of acid mine drainage using flow chart methods for ease of understanding and clar-ity. This will provide a framework upon which de-cision makers, acting as either mine staff or regulators may quickly determine which method should be adopted to address the issue of acid mine drainage.

The choice of a flow chart is to sim-File Size: KB. communities are seldom evaluated during periods of floods, annual high flows, extreme low flows, anchor ice buildup, ice flow scouring, debris jam breakup, or sudden toxic flushes.

Because some important limiting factors, inside or outside the system, usually. abandoned Black Creek mine in the Horsefly watershed, British Columbia (52º18’45’’ N/ º5’34’’ W; Fig. 1), as a suitable case study area. The Black Creek mine is a small-scale hydraulic gold mine situated near a stream, as was the case historically for many such mines.

It was intermittently active from the s to s (BC. ATTENUATION OF ACID MINE DRAINAGE ENHANCED BY ORGANIC CARBON AND LIMESTONE ADDITION: A PROCESS CHARACTERIZATION MAY ANNA MARGARET GILLMOR, B.S., VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY MASTER OF SCIENCE, UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST Directed by: Professor Richard Yuretich Surface and.

Acid Mine Drainage (AMD), is the outflow of acidic water from mining operations including waste rock, tailings, and exposed surfaces in open pits and underground workings. ARD forms as a result of. During the course of the field study () several stream locations were sampled for chemical analysis (Table 8).

These stations were selected to measure the cumulative effects of mine drainage. A summary of this stream data is presented in Table 9. The locations of these sampling points are shown in Figure 6.I declare that Evaluation of the Leachate Chemistry and Contaminants Attenuation in Acid Mine Drainage by Fly Ash and its derivatives is my own work, that it has not been submitted for any degree or examination in any other university, and that all the sources I have used or quoted have been indicated and acknowledged by complete references.WETLANDS "Mechanisms For Treating Acid Mine " David C.

Dilsch and A.D. Karathanasis Introduction A great deal of attention has beengiventowetlands in recentyears. Researchsuggeststhatnatural and/or constructed wetlands may play a valuablerolein floodflowmoderation, sediment retention and stabilization, and waste water treatment while.