Acid Mine Drainage
What happen if not stop or change
Impact on human health and economy
Acid mine drainage causes ecological harm to downstream areas. Some costs may be incurred by mining firms, in the form of tailing containment, water treatment, and reclamation costs. It harms fishing and aquatic life which impact on economy because fishes die and people can’t able to sell fishes which direct link to economy.
Government states that while there is no direct risk to public health from acid mine drainage, that the solubilisation of various metals (aluminum, arsenic, cadmium, copper, lead, nickel, and zinc) makes it easier for them to enter streams and rivers. Contamination of streams and rivers by these metals can cause problems downstream in fish, wildlife, and drinking water.
One Treatment technique
Surface water diversion is technique use to reduce the water supply to those potentially acid-generating materials, by using safeguarding channels, pipes, waterproofed channels etc.