Information Resources and Centers
- U.S. Department of Interior's Office of Surface MiningExit
Resources, references and funding information for state and tribal professionals addressing surface mining issues.
- Abandoned Mine ReclamationExit Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection -This site provides information on the chemistry of acid mine drainage and background and chemical information for passive treatment options available for acid mine drainage.
Guidance Documents and ReportsYou will need Adobe Reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
Acid Mine Drainage Prediction (PDF)(52 pp, 224 K,
This technical document provides a brief review of acid forming processes at mine sites, a summary of the current methods used to predict acid formation, selected state regulatory requirements, and case histories.
Prevention of Acid Mine Drainage Generation from Open-pit Highwalls-Final Report MIne Waste Technology Program Activity III, Project 26 (PDF)(69 pp, 2 MB,
This document summarizes the results of performance data on the ability of four technologies to prevent the generation of acid mine drainage (AMD) from an open-pit highwall.
Abandoned Mine Site Characterization and Cleanup Handbook (PDF)(129 pp, 657 K,
This handbook is a resource for project managers working to address the environmental concerns posed by inactive mines and mineral processing sites. The focus of the handbook is the environmental hazards at abandoned mining sites.