Acid Mine Drainage

Meaning, Term, and Glossary Definition - What is Acid Mine Drainage?

Drainage of water from areas that have been mined for coal or other mineral ores. The water has a low pH because of its contact with sulfur-bearing material and is harmful to aquatic organisms.

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Acid   Acid Aerosol   Acid Deposition   Acid Neutralizing Capacity   Acidic   Demineralization   Drainage   Drainage Basin   Drainage Well   
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