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Review of the environmental impacts of the In-situ acid leach mining process
Issued By Environment Protection Authority of South Australia
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EPA009148
Category
Mining and oil and gas services

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The EPA requests submissions from suitably qualified consulting firms or individuals to conduct a review of the environmental impacts of the acid In-Situ Leach mining process, as used or proposed for use in South Australia.

 

The specific objective of the consultancy is to conduct a review of the acid ISL mining process with regard to:

·         its environmental impact, with particular regard to:

·         hydrogeology, groundwater management and impacts on aquifers,

·         the management of process liquids, spill response and clean up,

·         surface disturbance, including vegetation clearance,

·         waste management, recovery and disposal (both liquid and solid),

·         issues relating to rehabilitation on cessation of operations (including aquifer and surface rehabilitation).

·         international experience with its practical application

·         its current application in South Australia, including whether there are more appropriate leaching techniques for extraction of uranium from the ore .

·         how existing proposals and operations in SA may be improved to reduce any risk to the environment.