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Tuesday, 18 March 2014 04:40

Suur mynwater stroom weer hier uit

Miljoene liter suur mynwater het weer na die hewige reen uit ‘n ou ventilasieskag aan die Wes-Rand gestroom.

As Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa unveiled a new multi-million rand acid mine drainage treatment plant yesterday, a few kilometres away of a torrent of untreated toxic water was gushing uncontrollably into an already blighted river system.

GLENCORE Xstrata, the largest mining company on the JSE and the world’s biggest commodities trader, has come in for a roasting from some communities living near its operations.

Pinky Phosa, LUR vir ekonomiese ontwikkeling, omgewingsake en toerisme, is gister wyd geloof vir die feit dat sy “twee water¬fabrieke” in Mpumalanga tot bewaringsgebiede geproklameer het.
Die een is by Wakkerstroom en die ander by Chrissiesmeer.

Die Groen Skerpioene en die polisie gaan saam 'n besoedelingsaak teen die Blyvooruitsicht myn en sy direkteure ondersoek. So het adv. Francis Craigie, hoof van die Groen Skerpioene, eergister gese.

Living in the shadow of the old mine dumps, the dust is forever unsettling

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 05:46

Podcast on Acid Mine Drainage

The Wits Justice Project / The Wits Radio Academy with journalist Paul McNally has a podcast on Acid Mine Drainage. The podcast is an episode of the science radio show called "The Science Inside".

The podcast can be accessed here.

 

Sunday, 23 February 2014 09:15

Myndorpie vasgevang in stof-hel

Blyvooruitsicht. – “Dis hel in dié dorp. Ons kan nie asemhaal nie. Alles wat ons eet, is vol giftige mynsand.”

Sunday, 16 February 2014 18:09

Tackling Acid Mine Drainage in a big way

A mammoth new plant is nearly ready to treat toxic water.  A hundred tons of lime a day and a " hell of a lot" of electricity. This is some of what it will take to power the biggest acid mine drainage (AMD) plant of its kind in South Africa and the continent.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 04:43

Mintails staan stil

Die beleërde myngroep Mintails, wat goudherwinning uit ou mynhope aan die Wesrand doen en reeds vir langer as n week stil staan, het nou ook waarskuwings van die departement van waterwese ontvang.

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