Acid Water Threatens Mining in Six Provinces

The Chamber of Mines warns South Africa on acid mine drainage problem

The Chamber of Mines has warned that if acid mine drainage is not treated to remove the salts from the water, mining activities in six provinces could be affected.

In its document, Chamber of Mines, states that at the moment, desalination is not part of the Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority’s short-term plan to rectify the Witwatersrand’s acid mine drainage problem.

In the same vein, Legal Resources Centre, representing the Federation for a Sustainable Environment, sent a letter to the authority warning that it will lay criminal charges against it if it did not include acid mine water desalination in its plan.

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