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Predicting Water Quality Problems at Hardrock Mines -- an EARTHWORKS white paper

Predicting Water Quality Problems at Hardrock Mines—an EARTHWORKS white paper
A Failure of Science, Oversight, and Good Practice

Published: December 8, 2006

By: Alan Septoff

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An EARTHWORKS white paper summarizing and analyzing the groundbreaking studies by Ann Maest, PhD, and Jim Kuipers, P.E.:

Comparison of Predicted and Actual Water Quality at Hardrock Mines: the reliability of predictions in Environmental Impact Statements

and

Predicting Water Quality at Hardrock Mines: Methods and Models, Uncertainties, and State-of-the-Art

Other documents

All mines considered for inclusion in the Comparsion and Methods and Models reports are included in this 2.5MB excel spreadsheet.

Independent reviewers of the two reports, and conferences where the research was presented are listed here.

The press release associated with the publication of the reports.

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