Acid Base Accounting (ABA) identifies the risk of acidic and/or metalliferous water discharging in to the environment. This discharge is called Acid Metalliferous Drainage (AMD) or in the past, Acid Mine Drainage and can be a significant issue for the development, operation and closure of mine sites.
When certain rock and soil types are disturbed and exposed to the environment, there is the potential for them to become acidic and in some cases, release metals into the surrounding environment. This can have a significant environmental impact. Therefore, before large scale operations begin, it is advisable for companies to test the potential of their site to create acid mine drainage.
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