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Protecting Penetrations Through Mining Geomembranes

Between drains, pumps, plumbing and maintenance ports, mining ponds often feature multiple penetrations through the sides and bottom of the geomembrane liner. 

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Raincoat Liners for Mining Heaps

In addition to protecting the ground from seepage with buried liners, mining facilities need to consider stopping rain from infiltrating heaps of raw material. 

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Geomembranes for Mining Evaporation Ponds

Evaporation ponds are widely used throughout the various branches of the mining industry. 

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Installation Challenges for Mining Geomembranes

While geomembranes are practically required by many of today’s modern mining projects, they’re not without installation considerations. 

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Which Geomembrane Materials Work Best for Mining Applications?

With so many uses for geomembranes in the mining industry, during both active and closed stages of a project, it’s no wonder they’re so widely used. 

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How Geomembranes Play Important Roles in Mine Reclamation

It’s not enough to simply specify certain mining geomembranes during the original construction of a mine. 

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Mining Uses for Geomembranes

In addition to being universally popular for road construction and pond lining projects alike, geomembranes are essential for the mining industry. 

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What are Geomembranes?

You’ll find dozens of mentions of geomembranes in the recommendations and standards for mining facilities in most states, but the exact definition of this term isn’t always clear. 

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Reducing Mining Pond Effects on Waterfowl and Migratory Birds

In addition to ensuring that contaminated water from oil and gas production does not negatively impact people by accidentally entering soil or water supply, impact on waterfowl and migratory birds is also being assessed.

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Using Evaporation Ponds in the Oil and Gas Industry

Evaporation ponds, lined with quality, high density polyethylene liners, provide an affordable solution for processing production and flow back water in the oil and gas industry.

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Brine Water Treatment through Evaporation Ponds

Brine may be a word you associate with the ocean or pickles, but there are dozens of other sources of saltwater throughout the industrial and manufacturing sector.

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Use of Evaporation Ponds in the Mining Industry

Some of the largest and most well-designed evaporation ponds in the world were built for the use of the mining industry.

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Groundwater Extraction and Pond Storage for Drinking and Agriculture

On the opposite end of the water storage spectrum, groundwater is often pumped during periods of high volume and stored for future use. 

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Reusing Mining Groundwater

Finding opportunities to reuse the processed groundwater, produced by mining and drilling, prevents environmental damage while saving money. 

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Retrofitting Existing Groundwater Lagoons

Failed, or leaking, groundwater lagoons aren’t necessarily beyond repair. 

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Lagoons vs Ponds

If you’re looking for standards from the EPA regarding groundwater and wastewater storage, you’ll need to determine whether you’re building a lagoon or a pond.

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Uses for Groundwater Storage Lagoons in Mining

The mining industry builds some of the largest and most complex groundwater storage lagoons of all. 

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Storing Mining Groundwater in Secure Lagoons

Power generation plants, natural gas extraction sites and hydraulic fracturing all require groundwater for cooling or processing. 

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