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What can be done to prevent or clean up mine drainage?

Field-study and computer simulation tools developed by a team of U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists were shown to be effective for evaluating strategies to reduce acid mine drainage in streams. The tools were used to estimate post-cleanup water quality in two streams—Cement Creek and Mineral Creek— impacted by abandoned mines in Colorado. The tools consist of prescribed field studies and computer simulation models. The field studies collect water-quality and other data to estimate the mass of contaminants delivered to streams and transported downstream. The computer models are used to quantify the transport of dissolved metals in streams and can be used for comparative analysis of cleanup alternatives.

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