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Leading Practice Handbook: Preventing Acid and Metalliferous Drainage

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Leading Practice Sustainable Development Program in the Mining Industry
Publication Date: 
September 2016

The Leading Practice Sustainable Development Program (LPSDP) for the Mining Industry promotes sustainable mining practices. The program developed a series of handbooks which provide mining managers, communities and regulators with practical information on leading practice approaches to mining management.

The handbook focuses on:

  • preventing the production of acid and metalliferous drainage (AMD) from exposed sulfidic materials
  • managing existing AMD
  • treating AMD

The tools, strategies and processes are consistent with the contemporary hierarchy for risk reduction.

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