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VEGETATION SUCCESSION AND ROOT PENETRATION ON THE LORRAINE COVER USED TO LIMIT ACID MINE DRAINAGE
 

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VEGETATION SUCCESSION AND ROOT PENETRATION ON THE
LORRAINE COVER USED TO LIMIT ACID MINE DRAINAGE
Evgeniya Smirnova1
, Bruno Bussière1
, Francine Tremblay2
, Johanne Cyr3
1
Chaire CRSNG-Polytechnique-UQAT en environnement et gestion des rejets miniers, Université du
Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT), 445 boul. de l'Université, Rouyn-Noranda, Qc J9X 5E4;
2
Chaire industrielle CRSNG- UQAT-UQAM en aménagement forestier durable, Université du
Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT), 445 boul. de l'Université, Rouyn-Noranda, Qc J9X 5E4;
3
Direction du développement et du milieu miniers, ministère des Ressources naturelles et de
la Faune, Québec, Qc G1H 4X4
Contact: eugenia.smirnova@uqat.ca
Abstract: A Cover with Capillary Barrier Effects (CCBE) was constructed in 1998 on the
Lorraine abandoned mine tailings impoundment to limit the generation of acid mine drainage.
The CCBE is made up of three layers: a 0.3 m layer of sand used as a support and capillary

  

Source: Aubertin, Michel - Département des génies civil, géologique et des mines, École Polytechnique de Montréal

 

Collections: Engineering; Environmental Management and Restoration Technologies