Tweelopiespruit Catchment Area - the evidence in pictures

Written by  Monday, 12 July 2010 06:05
Rate this item
(0 votes)

The current lime treatment of the uncontrolled AMD has resulted in the deposition of sludge in the first receptor dam within the Tweelopiespruit, part of the Crocodile River System and Limpopo Catchment.  This dam, the Hippo Dam, is outside mine property, located within the Krugersdorp Game Reserve.  The sludge contains toxic and radioactive heavy metals.

 

Tweelopiespruit flowing downstream of Hippo Dam, 8 May 2010 (photo Alistair Clacherty)

The photographs were taken on 8 May 2010. The iron in the water gives it the orange-red colour.

Tweelopies spruit flowing under the road to the Krugersdorp Game Reseve

The Tweelopiespruit, flowing under the road (R24) from the Rand Uranium property and into the Krugersdorp Game Reserve. (Photo Alistair Clacherty)
ph testing of the water in the Krugersdorp Game Reserve
On 8 May 2010, the water sample taken from this part of the Tweelopiespruit had a pH of 2 as acidic as lemon juice! In contrast, a stream a few km away with frogs and signs of a visiting otter, had a pH of 6.5.
Reading of pH2, water sample from Tweelopiespruit near R24, 8 May 2010 No dissolved oxygen in water sample from Hippo Dam, 8 May 2010 (Note the red is the rubber bung in tube) (Photos: Alistair Clacherty)

Downstream of Hippo Dam, the water flowing out of the Aviary Dam was pH2. An indication that the treatment process is not working. (Photo: Alistair Clacherty)

 

Crust-that-formed-in-the-Tweelopies

Crust that formed in the Tweelopiespruit

 

MINING

BASEL GOLD DAY - HOW TO OBTAIN CLEAN GOLD: THE FSE'S PRESENTATION

Please find the following attached for download: 1. Basel Gold Day: How to obtain clean gold - the consumer perspective 2. Basel Gold Day: Presentation by the FSE

PROPOSED ARTISANAL MINING POLICY - DMRE'S PRESENTATION AND FSE'S SUBMISSION

Attached for download: 1. ASM Policy 20202. FSE's Submission...

SA NEWS

FSE - DONATION OF TREES AND TREE PLANTING IN SIMUNYE, WEST RAND IN ASSOCIATION WITH SOUTH DEEP MINE

The FSE, in association with Gold Fields’ South Deep Mine, donated 40 white Karee Trees (Searsia penduline) during Arbor Week to the mining affected community of Simunye in the West Rand and participated in the tree planting ceremony with the community of Simunye, the local Municipality and officials from South Deep Mine.  The FSE also delivered a presentation during the ceremony.

"Varkies" gou op hok, maar als nie pluis | Beeld

Article also available for download as an attachment.

Radon Alert - Carte Blanche

Millions of South Africans are exposed to radioactive radon gas in their homes and workplaces every day, as the naturally occurring gas escapes through cracks in the earth. The second leading cause of lung cancer in several countries, radon breaks down and when inhaled, decaying atoms emit alpha radiation that can damage the DNA. There are no safe levels of radon concentration. The United States Environmental Protection Agency emphasises any radon exposure has some risk of causing lung cancer. Carte Blanche investigates why South Africa has no regulations to protect against radon accumulation in the home and what you can do to test your home and prevent lung cancer.   Watch the video here.

WITS Economics & Finance Courses: Mining for Development: The Taxation Linkage

Economics & Finance Courses at the University of the Witwatersrand. Mining for Development: The Taxation Linkage - Understand taxation for development and sustainability in mining. View the course here. Enrolment starts on the 7th of October 2019.

WATER

UNPACKING THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN WATER

PDF article attached for download.

The Federation for a Sustainable Environment’s ongoing role in addressing the sewage pollution in the Vaal River

‘People the same as pigs’ in the VaalBy Sheree Bega | 16 Oct 2020 Foul: Pigs ro...

POLLUTION OF THE VAAL RIVER INTERVENTION AS PRESENTED at Rietspruit Forum - Aug 2020

The Intervention document is attached for download....