Keynote Presentation: Learning from the Gold King Mine Incident and Future Challenges of Bulkheads in Acid Mine Drainage Remediation
Presented by Brik Zivkovich, EIT & Jane Clary, CPESC, LEED AP
This talk will provide an introduction to challenges associated with bulkheads and their relation to acid mine drainage. Information will be presented on core encounters within Colorado’s mining districts and improved positioning for remediation of mine drainage impacts associated with bulkheads. Using a recent visit to Gold King Mine as a primer to the presentation, the key emphasis will focus on a background into common challenges associated with mine remediation efforts and bulkheads. Brik will also present the current research approach their team is taking to address hydrologic, biological, chemical, and geological influences of bulkheads at a mine in Crested Butte, Colorado.