Joburg's poisoned well


Joburg's poisoned well

Johannesburg exists because of gold. Now it's a race against time: mining operations have created an almighty pollution problem that threatens Egoli's water supply...[To read more of this incredible story, you have to be a subscriber. So why not subscribe online today?]

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Keywords:
acid mine drainange
Johannesburg
AMD
Mining
mine closure strategy
Mintails
DRD Gold
National Environmental Management Act
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Submitted by : Martin Hedington of Kempton Park on 2009-07-31 11:36:45
Aha! I smell a rat. I knew there was an ulterior motive for this recent EIA request from Golder Associates. See:

Dear Stakeholder
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT (EIA) (GAUT002/09-10/N0095): WESTERN UTILITIES CORPORATION: PROPOSED MINE WATER RECLAMANTION PROJECT, GAUTENG
Availability of the Consideration of Alternatives Report and Extension of Public Comment Period on Draft Scoping Report and its accompanying reports from Tuesday, 14 July to Friday, 24 July 2009

We wish to inform you that the Consideration of Alternatives Report (Appendix 3 of the Draft Scoping Report) is available for comment. This report is available on the Golder website (www.golder.co.za) as well as at the following public places.

Full report also available from ourselves. (3Meg PDF):
Martin Hedington.
East Rand Metro Association.
 
Submitted by : Pete Swanepoel of MONTCLAIR on 2009-07-30 15:55:41
Please publish the names and contact details of the tiny environmentalists - they'll need our help.

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