Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Abandoned mine drainage

Today our group talked to Miranda Crotsley to discuss abandoned mine drainage and what the effects have on the environment. We talked about the natural filters that help get rid of the iron in the water coming from the mines. We learned about how the old mines in the area are now leaking iron contaminated water into streams and creeks. This effects the aquatic life and the plants in the surrounding area but biologists figured out how to use natural filters to change the levels of iron in the water.

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