Modern Mining is
Today’s mining process is environmentally responsible, precise and thoughtful. It utilizes modern technology and scientific knowledge to better predict, plan for, and prevent or control adverse environmental impacts.
The last 15 years have brought about remarkable changes in the industry. Hydrometallurgical processes make it possible to selectively extract the valuable components and treat and contain all air or water emissions using a sealed steel vessel called an autoclave.
The chemistry of acid rock drainage is now fairly well understood. It is important to understand how that chemistry interacts with the environment. This requires comprehensive, detailed, site-specific knowledge of the potential acid-producing products of mining and the environment in which they are produced, processed and disposed.