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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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Amazon
5888268 km2
Countries
Brazil; Peru; Suriname; France; Colombia; Guyana; Bolivia; Venezuela; Ecuador
Cities
Santa Cruz; Manaus; La Paz
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Partners: Gold Fields Limited
Countries: China
Regions: --
Project SDGs:
Includes Sustainable Development Goals from the project and its locations.
Protect and Restore Ecosystems (SDG 6.6)
Increase Access to Water, Sanitation, Hygiene (SDG 6.1 & 6.2)
Project Tags:
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Safe, Affordable Water
Leaving No One Behind
Services Needed: No services needed/offered
Project Type: Operations
Language: English
Start & End Dates: Jan. 2017  »  Ongoing
Project Source: CDP
Profile Completion: 50%

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 proc...

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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.

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