Wednesday, July 14, 2010
On the left is an image of AMD (Acid Mine Drainage), we learned about this from DCNR employee Will Taylor. Water from the abandoned mines flows into creeks and raises the acidity levels greatly. It also contains high amounts of iron. We learned how to seperate the iron with amonia and hydrogen peroxide. And we finished with a game attempting to replecate the life of a coal miner. It was all fascinating and even pretty fun!