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Water Quality (SDG 6.3)
Protect and Restore Ecosystems (SDG 6.6)
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|Progress to Date:||100 Percent water quality compliance achieved|
|Services Needed:||Monitoring & evaluation|
|Start & End Dates:||Jan. 2004 » Ongoing|
|Project Source:||CEO Water Mandate|
This project demonstrated innovative design in treating acidic drainage to reclaim disturbed lands. When water quality in the pit lake threatened to degrade beyond regulatory compliance levels in 2004, BHP undertook an innovative in-lake water management system, called the Middle Layer Lifting System, to ensure water discharged from the site meets our environmental obligations. The surrounding landscape was also rehabilitated to help manage mine drainage. Waste rock dumps w…
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