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Author (up) Naugle, W.K.
Title Remediation of the Eagle Mine superfund site: a biological success story Type Journal Article
Year 2003 Publication Tailings and Mine Waste '03 Abbreviated Journal
Volume Issue Pages 481-485
Keywords mine water treatment
Abstract Remediation of the Eagle Mine Superfund Site began in 1988. Remedial action included: bulk-heading adits, flooding mine workings; constructing diversion ditches around waste rock; consolidating mine wastes in an on-site tailings pile; capping the tailings pile with a multi-layer, engineered cap; and revegetating disturbed areas with native plants. Flooding the mine workings resulted in unacceptable seepage into the Eagle River in late 1989. A water treatment plant was constructed to collect mine seepage and groundwater at the main tailings pile. In October 2001, construction of the remedy was declared “complete” and the site is now in the operation, maintenance and monitoring phase. A strong downward trend in zinc and cadmium concentrations in the Eagle River has occurred and, trout and macroinvertebrate populations have increased. Biological data are being used to establish water quality standards for the Eagle River.
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Notes Remediation of the Eagle Mine superfund site: a biological success story; Isip:000186710100058; Times Cited: 0; ISI Web of Science Approved no
Call Number CBU @ c.wolke @ 17020 Serial 157
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