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Mine Tailings

Department Of Energy Eyes Solar Array Atop Radioactive Mine Tailings Near Durango

Durango Herald | Dale Rodebaugh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Department of Energy is seeking comments on an initial study to gauge the environmental impacts of installing a photovoltaic array atop or near bu...

Clean Water Act Challenged By Mining Industry

Cindy Letchworth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Cindy Letchworth

Mine tailings are waste. They are the left-overs after metal separation has occurred. Once the extractions are finished, the rocks remaining are often full of arsenic, lead and cadmium.