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South Africa: Researcher finds new acid water threat

Cape Town – A science student has uncovered continued acid mine water drainage in a game park that could have devastating consequences for plans to build treatment plants. “I conducted a study in the Krugersdorp game reserve and I looked at what the contamination there is doing,” Wits BSc graduate and honours student Kirsten Olsen […]

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South Africa: Water lawsuit is ‘war against the state’

Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says mention should have been made of the mines implicated in the pollution of Carolina’s water supply. THERE was evidence of a war against the state, Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa said yesterday, citing the legal action taken against her for failing to provide clean water […]

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Desalinating acid mine water produces useful by-products

Process can make water drinkable and turn polluting elements into by-products While acid mine drainage is an added threat to South Africa’s already constrained water supply, it also provides a potential solution, the Johannesburg office of management consultancy AT Kearney says in a report due for release today.

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Johannesburg gold riches spawn acid water woes

South Africa’s city of gold, Johannesburg, may soon start being eaten away by acidic water flowing from the mines that created its astronomical fortunes. Mines dug more than a century ago stretching about 40 km (25 miles) along one of the world’s largest gold deposits have reached their water storage limit and will start leaking […]

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Government Must Respond to Acid Mine Water

Acid mine water is causing huge damage to plants, animals and the health of humans, otherwise legal steps will be taken to protect the people’s constitutional rights. A letter to this effect was addressed to ministers Susan Shabangu (Mineral Affairs) and Edna Molewa (Water and Environmental Affairs) in their capacity as co-chairs of the Inter […]

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Pollution reaches Cradle of Mankind

Johannesburg – Acidic mine water that has been bubbling out of an old ventilation shaft on the West Rand for the past year has now reached the Cradle of Mankind, and is believed to have caused the deaths of over 60 carp in a dam. This is the opinion of Dr Francois Durand of the […]

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