Remediating Acid Mine Drainage, or AMD, is a complex process that may require a combination of engineering, chemical, and biological techniques. Several approaches to remediating AMD include passive and active treatment systems. This article by David Palmerton, PG, explains the treatment technologies that environmental engineers and consultants provide and the resources and direction states are taking to address AMD.
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About the Author: David Palmerton, PG, has extensive experience in environmental site assessment remediation, due diligence, and construction quality control. His experience includes consulting services to various large commercial, industrial, municipal, and academic entities.