Notes on Water Quality

3 pit walls an increased surface area of potentially

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Unformatted text preview: ]. Contaminated water can originate from: 1. Waste Rock: Rock that is deemed unsuitable for processing is usually piled up near the open pit and if left uncovered, may be a source of acid drainage [10]. 2. Ore stockpiles: Piles of material containing lower quantities of the target metal are usually stockpiled for future processing and may be a source of acid drainage if left uncovered [10]. 3. Pit walls: An increased surface area of p...
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