Focus on Waste Geochemistry

Issue: 
#34
SRK's environmental geochemists tackle acid rock drainage, from assesssments to treatment.
As international environmental standards grow in complexity and corporations become more aware of their responsibilities, regulators and special interest groups are closely scrutinising sample selection and analytical methods, and quality assurance results for data used to predict environmental impacts. SRK recommends careful design of data collection to ensure that the...
Seepage monitoring with waste characterisation indicate water quality and enable accurate predictions.
Long-term water quality predictions are essential for innovative closure planning at mine sites. From years of experience, SRK has found that data from seepage monitoring programs can be a reliable indication of water quality when combined with careful characterisation of the wastes. Regular seepage surveys can be easily incorporated into...
As environmental requirements have increased, SRK's geochemists have provided the data and analysis for successful governmental approvals.
The sharp rise in commodity prices and a favourable political climate have sparked a strong interest in developing mineral properties in western Canada and the US. The rebirth of mining in these areas after years of absence is an exciting and positive occurrence for miners, operators, and the business community...
SRK provides international experience and high-level expertise in geochemistry, environmental assessments, closure planning, etc. from offices in Brazil, Chile, Peru, and Argentina.
As in other parts of the world the Mining Industry in South America is expanding at astonishing speed. As a consequence the need for high-level expertise in all aspects of the mining industry has never been greater and SRK in South America has been playing a key role in support...
SRK's geochemists develop water management strategies, evaluate waste re-processing, assess closure liabilites and mineral processing plans, and participate in groundwater remediation.
SRK’s geochemists are involved in solving wide-ranging waste management challenges faced by mine operators throughout Africa and the Middle East. Our offices in the region are located in South Africa, Turkey and Zimbabwe. We provide expertise in a number of areas including: Development of baseline and waste management strategies: For...
This newsletter is dedicated to our friend and colleague, Ingrid Rozas Valenzuela, of Santiago, Chile who died suddenly in July of this year. Ingrid joined SRK in September 2005. Initially, she spent seven months in Vancouver working with the GeoEnvironmental Department. She then returned to Santiago to develop this business...
SRK assists United Kingdom in remediating and reclaiming centuries of abandoned mines, especially managing water, while maintaining cultural value.
The United Kingdom has thousands of abandoned metal mines stretching from base metal mines in Scotland to gold and copper mines in the Cambrian mountains of Wales to tin mines in Cornwall. Metal mining has occurred since 500 BC or over 2500 years. Mining in the UK peaked in the...
Proactive measures to prevent environmental degradation from certain wastes lowers costs.
SRK has helped numerous mining clients limit non-compliant discharge of contaminants by identifying major sources of contamination. This work enables selective handling of specific wastes, and equally important, lowers future costs substantially. For modern mine operators, the possibility of environmental impact is a primary consideration. Very often, the greatest environmental...
SRK gains experienced geochemists with expertise in ARD assessment, waste rock, and stockpile management planning.
Two senior staff members of ANSTO, Andrew Garvie and Claire Linklater, have joined our Sydney office. Their specific expertise centres on ARD assessment, waste rock and stockpile management planning. Both have experience in the measurement and modelling of relevant processes and will expand SRK’s ability to predict the behaviour of...
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