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Protecting Against Acid Mine Drainage in the Orange River Basin

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Protecting Against Acid Mine Drainage in the Orange River Basin

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Partners: Gold Fields Limited
Countries: South Africa
Regions: Orange, South Africa
Project SDGs:
Includes Sustainable Development Goals from the project and its locations.
Water Quality (SDG 6.3)
Water Use Efficiency (SDG 6.4)
Protect and Restore Ecosystems (SDG 6.6)
Sustainable Production (SDG 12.4)
Climate Resilience and Adaptation (SDG 13.1)
Project Tags:
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Leaving No One Behind
Services Needed: No services needed/offered
Desired Partner: Business
Project Type: Assessment
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Jan. 2017  »  Ongoing
Project Source: CDP
Profile Completion: 67%

Project Overview

Gold Fields’ South Deep mine spent a total of US $3.6 million on water management and projects during 2016. Water projects include ARD management. South Deep implements a range of measures to prevent or contain Acid Rock Drainage (ARD) and there were no material cases of ARD reported in 2016. Proactive measures included: ongoing water monitoring, containment of any ARD generation on the old tailings facilities, water-treatment solutions that purify surplus fissure and p...

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Gold Fields’ South Deep mine spent a total of US $3.6 million on water management and projects during 2016. Water projects include ARD management. South Deep implements a range of measures to prevent or contain Acid Rock Drainage (ARD) and there were no material cases of ARD reported in 2016. Proactive measures included: ongoing water monitoring, containment of any ARD generation on the old tailings facilities, water-treatment solutions that purify surplus fissure and process water to a potable standard, removal of the old South Shaft waste rock dump, revegetation of the mine’s environmental footprint, underground ARD generation is well managed during the operational phase through ongoing pumping of underground water to surface water treatment facilities.

Project Results

Ongoing monitoring is protected to prevent or contain Acid Rock Drainage (ARD) in this mine.

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Headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, Gold Fields Limited is one of the world’s largest gold mining firms. Learn More

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