Title: Passive prevention of pollutant release from mining waste and remediation of pit lakes in Sweden – a contribution to PIRAMID 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> proceedings / conference paper(s) 
Country: EU Projects 
Year of publication: 2004 
Author 1/Producer: Widerlund, A. 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.image-train.net/products/papers/CM1_widerlund.pdf  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Contaminated land overview
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->In situ treatment technologies
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Remediation options overview
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Monitoring and aftercare
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Risk management overview
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater protection overview
 
Short description: The Zn – Cu mine at Kristineberg, northern Sweden, was chosen as field site for a national research programme for the development of safe methods for remediation. At this site, soil and water covers are used as passive prevention systems, designed to minimize oxygen intrusion into pyrite rich tailings, which monitoring has shown to be effective. Studies of pit lakes are also included in the programme, being concentrated on four lakes that differ with respect to water stratification, pH and oxygen distribution. 
Link to Project(s): IMAGE-TRAIN Innovative Management of Groundwater Resources- Training Programme for EU Accession Countries
 
Submitted By: Dr Stefan Gödeke WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 13/07/2007